The Implant Files

Number 28500
Subject Medical Reporting
Source International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
State
Year 2019
Publication Date November 2018
Summary 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.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
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Keywords International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Associated Press, NBC News, medicine, data, medical devices, implants, Implant Files, hospitals, doctors
Related Links https://medicaldevices.icij.org/
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