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Drugs, Devices and Deception: Reporting on America's Health System

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Paul J. Schatt Memorial Lecture

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Christina Jewett, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, will discuss her award-winning work that includes a top prize in the recent Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Journalism.

Jewett discovered that for nearly 20 years, the FDA was striking deals with medical device makers to keep millions of malfunction and injury reports out of a public database – and instead letting device makers submit reports to a secret database, hidden from public view. The hidden database included 500,000 reports of injuries or malfunctions tied to breast implants and 66,000 surgical stapler malfunctions.

Jewett will be introduced by Kristin Gilger, senior associate dean and Reynolds Professor in business journalism.

The Paul J. Schatt Memorial Lecture is an annual event each spring at the Cronkite School to honor the longtime Arizona Republic editor who taught journalism at ASU for more than 30 years.

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Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Phoenix, AZ 85004