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.
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.