20 The Roy Rowan Award 2018

Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

AWARD DATE: 2018

AWARD NAME: The Roy Rowan Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Implant Files”

AWARD SPONSOR: Marcus Rowan

For sheer breadth, depth of research and astonishing findings, Implant Files is in a class by itself. Reported by 350 journalists around the globe, the investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the Associated Press and NBC News Investigative Unit exposed deadly flaws in the global regulation of medical that have left thousands disfigured, disabled or dead. By mining buried U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) records, reporters reached the shocking conclusion that during the last decade alone defective implants have caused 83,000 deaths and 1.7 million injuries around the world. The investigation also showed how regulators are bowing to industry pressure to rush products to market and then covering up reports of injuries and deaths when those devices fail. Anecdotal stories have long surfaced about medical devices gone wrong. But the ICIJ-led probe showed that the failures are a systemic problem that authorities have refused to confront. The series sparked immediate pledges for reform from health authorities in North America and Europe.

Links:

Nov. 25, 2018
Medical Devices Harm Patients Worldwide As Governments Fail On Safety

Medical Devices Harm Patients Worldwide As Governments Fail On Safety

Nov. 26, 2018
Breast Implant Injuries Kept Hidden As New Health Threats Surface

Breast Implant Injuries Kept Hidden As New Health Threats Surface

Nov. 25, 2018
Medtech Giant Pushes Boundaries As Casualties Mount And Sales Soar

Medtech Giant Pushes Boundaries As Casualties Mount And Sales Soar

Nov. 25, 2018: How Lobbying Blocked European Safety Checks For Dangerous Medical Implants

How Lobbying Blocked European Safety Checks For Dangerous Medical Implants

Nov. 25, 2018
AP: Patients shocked, burned by device touted to treat pain
https://www.apnews.com/38145385944248b5bf8d442579505258

Nov. 27, 2018
AP: At FDA, a new goal, then a push for speedy device reviews
https://www.apnews.com/9f8ea03a4d324d1ba5585680d280804b

Nov. 25, 2018
Patient Hopes Rise And Fall As An Industry Balances Progress And Profit

Patient Hopes Rise And Fall As An Industry Balances Progress And Profit

Nov. 27, 2018
Patients Fight For Answers As Broken Implants Cause Unseen Agony

Patients Fight For Answers As Broken Implants Cause Unseen Agony

Nov. 25, 2018
INTERACTIVE: International Medical Devices Database
https://medicaldevices.icij.org/

Nov. 25, 2018
NBC News Investigative Unit: Exporting pain: U.S.-made medical devices cause serious injuries, pain overseas
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/exporting-pain-u-s-made-medical-devices-cause-serious-injuries-n939121

Nov. 27, 2018
NBC News Investigative Unit: How can a medical device deemed unsafe in another country still be sold in the U.S.?
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/how-can-medical-device-deemed-unsafe-another-country-still-be-n938706

Nov. 28, 2018
VIDEO: NBC News Signal NBC News Investigates presents: Medical Device Dangers: A report examining how devices are tested, approved and used, and what happens when they fail.
https://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news-signal-and-nbc-news-investigates-presents-medical-device-dangers-1382972995685

Citation for Excellence Recipients: Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty
Affiliation: The Associated Press, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Honored Work: “Yemen’s Dirty War”

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