.@NBCNews Senior Editor @lehrennbc says the “Implant Files” report involved journalists from 36 countries, roughly 250 reporters.
"There were about 10,000,000 records analyzed." https://www.nbcnews.com/health/medical-device-dangers …
“There’s vagaries in the record that can just drive you mad," @lehrennbc says of the evaluation of medical device records. “We wanted to contribute the best original reporting that we thought we were capable of doing.” #IRE19
“Here’s the thing: The FDA is considered the ‘gold standard’” in other countries.
@lehrennbc discusses the overseas sale of "export only" devices, which require far less FDA scrutiny than devices sold domestically, at #IRE19.
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Today at #IRE19:
@siniauer, who worked with @NBCInvestigates on coverage of medical devices, shares @ICIJorg database of more than 105,000 recalls, safety alerts, and field safety notices of medical devices and their connections with manufacturers. https://bit.ly/2RkHBNU
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