Impact

Allergan Textured Breast Implant Sales Halted in Europe Amid Safety Controversy
Simon Bowers and Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 19, 2018

A specific type of Allergan breast implant that has been linked to an emerging form of cancer has been recalled in Europe, French authorities announced on Tuesday.

Panama Papers: US files first criminal charges over money laundering scheme
Will Fitzgibbon · December 4, 2018

Four men allegedly defrauded the U.S. government through a “large scale, intercontinental money laundering” scheme, prosecutors announced.

‘Deeply concerned’ by Implant Files, Canada vows to strengthen medical device oversight
Sasha Chavkin · November 30, 2018

Health authorities said they will improve oversight of medical devices, after the Implant Files investigation revealed failures to protect Canadian patients.

Doctors demand to see medical device safety evidence in Europe
Simon Bowers · November 30, 2018

Senior doctors, consumer groups and transparency campaigners want manufacturers of high-risk medical devices to be forced to make safety data public.

Panama Papers: German police raid Deutsche Bank headquarters over alleged money laundering
Hamish Boland-Rudder and Will Fitzgibbon · November 29, 2018

The investigation is focused on whether Germany’s biggest bank helped clients set up offshore accounts to transfer money from criminal activities.

‘We won’t tolerate opacity’: Health officials pledge reform in Europe after Implant Files
Will Fitzgibbon · November 28, 2018

Regulators and advocates are calling for more transparency and better patient protection in response to ICIJ’s investigation into the medical devices industry.

US plans ‘significant modernization’ for medical device approval
Spencer Woodman · November 26, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration said it will make the most significant changes in a generation of how the agency clears devices for sale.

Implant Files prompt immediate response, before first stories published
Will Fitzgibbon and Martha M. Hamilton · November 25, 2018

Government regulators, industry lobbyists and medical experts scrambled to get ahead of ICIJ’s latest investigation, the Implant Files, before the first word was even published.

Tax wars, follow-up investigations and who was actually in the Paradise Papers?
Will Fitzgibbon, Scilla Alecci, Sasha Chavkin and 2 more · November 5, 2018

We answer your questions relating to our 2017 investigation.