A Serious Flaw in the Slovenian Health Care System

Medical devices concern everyone, yet no one really cares about them. Certainly not as much as about medicines. In the framework of a global investigation project the Implant Files, we found that the regulation of medical devices in Europe – and in Slovenia – is largely inadequate and full of loopholes.

Anuška Delić, Maja Čakarić, Oštro editorial board, ICIJ

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Data on Orthopaedic Implants Kept in Notebooks

In a month, on 1 January 2019, the National Arthroplasty Registry – which contains  data on all artificial hips, knees, shoulders, and other joints implanted in Slovenian patients – will be up and running. But it will not contain any data. Most Slovenian hospitals keep it on paper.

Anuška Delić, Maja Čakarić, Oštro editorial board

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Blaž, a Prisoner of the Medical Devices Industry

The baclofen pump implanted under Blaž’s skin stopped working twice in five years, both times due to corrosion. Both times, the staff at the University Rehabilitation Institute Soča managed to save his life. SynchroMed II pumps have been the subject of numerous recalls, adverse events, court orders, and lawsuits. They also already killed.

Anuška Delić

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The Return of the Panama Papers

Two years after the Panama Papers rocked the offshore financial system, a fresh document leak from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals new financial details about an array of global elites, including soccer superstar Lionel Messi, the family of the Argentine president, and a former senior Kuwaiti official convicted of looting his country’s social security system.

Will Fitzgibbon, Ryan Chittum (ICIJ)

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