Implant Files was the first global investigation into the medical device industry that tracked the harm caused by medical devices that have been tested inadequately or not at all.
The new research appears to corroborate a key finding from the Implant Files investigation, which showed revealed how deaths linked to medical devices were being underreported.
The rare ‘fraud alert’ from the Department of Health and Human Services could signal a harder line on industry-funded speaker programs.
The research challenges the claim that patient care decisions are not influenced when physicians receive large payments from drug and medical device companies.
The ruling excluded information on the grounds of protecting trade secrets as Le Monde journalists continue to call for press freedom.
The new FDA guideline is meant to alert patients to the health risks of breast implants, which have been associated with serious illnesses, ICIJ’s Implant Files investigation found.
Frustrated by FDA delays, some survivors are promoting laws to require informed consent before breast implant surgery in at least six states.
An ICIJ member since 2001, Dutch investigative journalist Joop Bouma knows about the power of collaborations – we spoke with him as he wrapped up a career spanning more than 45 years.
Tens of thousands of women claimed they suffered severe health problems after being implanted with the contraceptive device.
Only a fraction of incidents in which women were allegedly harmed by the contraceptive device were reported, experts in California cases claim.
A new study in a leading plastic surgery journal offers more evidence to support the existence of breast implant illness.
Public Citizen finds the U.S. health watchdog putting patients at risk by not requiring human trials for all new versions of the implant.
US health authorities have issued a warning letter to leading global manufacturer, Allergan, for failing to properly carry post-market safety studies.
A controversial therapy for children with curved spines that featured in the Implant Files investigation has been banned in the United Kingdom.
The FDA won’t release data about whether patients were female or male, so ICIJ joined forces with Stanford to find answers.
The International Medical Device Database now has more than 120,000 records about faulty or even dangerous medical devices from 46 countries.
Hundreds of Australian women who suffered from a controversial type of transvaginal mesh won a landmark class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
ICIJ received more than 3,500 responses from people affected by the medical device industry in 50 countries, bringing to life the personal cost of implants that fail.
Patients who suffered debilitating immune reactions after being implanted with metal-containing devices have joined doctors, scientists and industry representatives to testify before a United States government advisory panel.
U.S. health authorities have recommended that breast implant manufacturers provide stronger patient safety warnings.
Nearly one year after the Implant Files, India’s health ministry plans to register and regulate medical devices the same way it does drugs.
Allergan will recall its Biocell textured breast implants worldwide due to their association with a rare cancer of the immune system.
Australian authorities have proposed to ban or suspend 25 models of breast implants due to their association with elevated risks of a rare cancer.
The Implant Files won the “health and wellness” prize at the ninth annual RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Mumbai, the latest honor for the ICIJ-led investigation into untested and unsafe medical devices.
Tens of thousands of confidential accident reports have been kept from doctors and patients every year, but some may get released.
For ICIJ's Leo Sisti the Implant Files was the beginning of a nightmare – as he struggled to find answers about his hip replacement.