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When we published the #ImplantFiles, regulators around the world made big promises to reform medical device safety. Three months later, we rounded up who has taken action and who fell short on their promises...…
Team Canada is out in front. Sparked by powerful reporting by @CBC @TorontoStar @RadioCanadaInfo, Health Canada announced an action plan that will strengthen evidence requirements for approvals, a new online database of adverse events, and more…
Other countries have taken substantial but incomplete first steps. The Netherlands, for example, made many promises that won't be enacted until 2020. A task force in India met to discuss medical device oversight for the first time…
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1 Thread critique d’une critique. Quand Karim Ibatazène dénonce le « faux scandale des dispositifs médicaux ».…
2 Karim Ibatazene, rédacteur du blog « la coupe d’Hygié » est pharmacien et ne se cache plus de travailler pour l’industrie pharmaceutique, depuis que Borée l’avait démasqué
3 Il prétend néanmoins toujours proposer des opinions purement « techniques » et donc éthiquement, idéologiquement et scientifiquement neutres sur des sujets d’actualité ce que lui permettrait sa très grande expérience de ces questions auprès de Big Pharma.
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1,400 Canadians have died and 14,000 have been injured by faulty and unproven medical devices since 2008, by @jesse_mclean @TheCribby… via @ICIJorg @torontostar #ImplantFiles
CBC takes you inside Health Canada's medical device records… via @cbchealth @MEDEC_Canada #ImplantFiles
'We're guinea pigs': Canada's oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients, by @valerie_ouellet @VikCBC @mckiedavid… via @cbchealth #ImplantFiles
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A piauí passa a publicar neste domingo reportagens da investigação internacional #ImplantFiles, do @ICIJorg, que revela os custos da falta de testes e controles na indústria de implantes. No total, mais de 250 jornalistas de 36 países participam.
@ICIJorg Na primeira reportagem, assinada por @allandeabreu1, relatórios sigilosos revelam como a maior fabricante mundial de dispositivos cardíacos fraudou licitações e estimulou cirurgias desnecessárias no Brasil durante 20 anos.
O esquema de fraudes, que desviava dinheiro público ao superfaturar contratos e promovia cirurgias desnecessárias, colocando vidas em risco, funcionava desde meados dos anos 90.
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Thread: 252 journalists in 36 countries have worked to uncover the damage caused by faulty medical devices around the world. #ImplantFiles
We found stories of untested products on the market, and of patients not being told that devices inside them had been recalled.
UK regulators received 62,000 adverse incident reports linked to medical devices between 2015-2018. A third of them had serious repercussions. 1,004 resulted in death.
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