Impact

Tallying Panama Papers Impact, One Change At A Time
Ben Hallman · March 15, 2019

The Panama Papers offers “compelling evidence” of the global impact of investigative journalism, according to a new study by the Reuters Institute at Oxford University.

French parliamentary body advocates radical overhaul of medical device market
Douglas Dalby · March 14, 2019

A French inquiry is calling for sweeping reforms of medical devices regulation in France and across Europe, branding the current system “massively dysfunctional.”

No Longer Above The Law, The World Bank Faces Fight Of Its Life
Sasha Chavkin · March 13, 2019

Two impoverished communities, continents apart, are at the forefront of a historic fight to determine the level of immunity from lawsuits that international organizations can rely upon when development causes harm.

Leading manufacturer exits vaginal mesh market
Simon Bowers · March 8, 2019

One of the biggest manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants, C.R. Bard, is ending all production and marketing of the controversial products.

European Authorities Launch Probe Into Secret Lux Leaks Tax Deal  
Simon Bowers · March 7, 2019

The European Commission has opened an investigation into one of the 546 secret tax deals exposed by ICIJ’s Lux Leaks project almost five years ago.

Belgium Investigates Medical Device Bribery Allegations In Wake Of Implant Files
Douglas Dalby · March 6, 2019

Belgian authorities are investigating allegations that surgeons received bribes to favor certain brands of medical devices, amid accusations that the practice is rife across Europe.

The Implant Files Sparked Reform Around The World. Here’s Why We’re Still Reporting.
Sasha Chavkin · February 27, 2019

Since we published our first stories, regulators have vowed to fix gaps in medical device oversight. But some promises have not been backed up by action.

Accenture settles Lux Leaks tax claim for $200m
Douglas Dalby · February 26, 2019

Global technology and outsourcing conglomerate Accenture has paid Swiss authorities around $200 million over tax claims prompted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist’s Lux Leaks investigation.

Britain Considers Medical Implants Registry to Improve Patient Safety
Simon Bowers · February 21, 2019

The call for a new register comes after the Implant Files exposed weaknesses in the regulation of medical devices implanted in patients across Europe.