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December 8, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POTUS Can’t Overlook Pitfalls of 21st Century Cures Act



President Barack Obama signs legislation in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The 21st Century Cures Act just passed by Congress greatly deregulates the drug approval process, to the detriment of patients and anyone who will be paying for health care.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

December 1, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

FDA and Patient Groups Are Addicted to Drug Industry



FDA Drug Money A new investigation by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) reveals the extent to which the FDA is dependent upon the pharmaceutical industry for its funding. And many of the so-called patient and consumer advocacy groups that are supposed to be a bu

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Topics: Public Health and Science

August 12, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

UPDATE: DOJ Subpoenas Maker of Faulty Blood Testing Devices Spotlighted by POGO



Picture of a drop of blood on thumb. Alere Inc., maker of faulty INRatio blood testing devices, said it has received a Justice Department subpoena for records related to the devices’ accuracy and “interactions with the FDA.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

July 13, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA Says Faulty Devices Had "Minimal" Impact on Trial Led by New Boss



Picture of a drop of blood on thumb. The FDA said faulty INRatio blood testing devices had “minimal” impact on a clinical trial of blood thinner Xarelto that FDA head Robert Califf co-chaired.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

July 13, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

Faulty Blood Testing Devices to Be Withdrawn from Market



Photograph of a finger prick with blood drop Alere, maker of INRatio blood testing devices whose potentially fatal flaws POGO spotlighted, said it is taking the machines off the market.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

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