NBC News @NBCNews The leading source of global news and info for more than 75 years. Jun. 14, 2019 1 min read

Happening now at #IRE19:

@NBCNews Senior Editor @lehrennbc and Investigative Researcher @EmilyRSiegel share their reporting on the medical device industry.

.@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 

.@lehrennbc: Report found more than 1.7M injuries and 83,000 deaths over the past decade linked to medical devices.  https://nbcnews.to/2Ajzbz2  #IRE19

“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

.@NBCNews Investigative Researcher @EmilyRSiegel shares the story of Andrew Chappell, whose metal hips had to be removed, at #IRE19.

Learn more:  https://nbcnews.to/2ABFzSz 

“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.

Read more:  https://nbcnews.to/2Ajzbz2 

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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