The Global Muckraker
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
July 20, 2012
The World Health Organization plans to create a coding system to track human tissue used in medical products, The Asahi Shimbun reports from Japan.
Officials plan to meet in France next month to discuss how to introduce the system across 193 countries.
The move would represent a significant improvement to safety, and follows an international reporting effort led by the ICIJ that revealed flaws in the way human tissue is obtained, tracked and used by doctors and dentists.
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