||International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
||For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s medical-device approval system
has allowed defective implants to spill onto the market, like contaminated water from a
broken pipe. Many of those products have remained on hospital shelves, and in patient
bodies, long after problems were known.
On Sunday, November 25, 2018, the International Consortium of Investigative
Journalists, the Associated Press, the NBC News investigative unit and partners around
the world published a yearlong investigation that shows regulators bowing to industry
pressure to rush approvals, lower safety standards and cloak critical information, and
the consequences: a string of grisly accidents that have left hundreds of thousands
disfigured, disabled or dead.
||Philip Meyer Contest entry
||International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Associated Press, NBC News, medicine, data, medical devices, implants, Implant Files, hospitals, doctors
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