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October 10, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

IG Calls for Detailed Reporting on Medical Device Failures



Emergency room A new report from a federal watchdog calls on the government to require hospitals to provide more detailed reporting on medical device problems to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Better reporting could help the government identify mal

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Topics: Public Health and Science

March 28, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

POGO's 2017 Baker’s Dozen Wishlist for Congress



Aerial U.S. Capitol Building The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has unveiled its biennial list of 13 policy areas ripe for Congressional action. It includes recommendations for legislative fixes to make the federal government more transparent, accountable, and ethical.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

March 3, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Trump’s Dangerous Prescription for the FDA



President Trump addressing a joint session of Congress, with VP Mike Pence and Rep. Paul Ryan seated behind him, clapping. President Donald Trump called the FDA drug approval process slow and burdensome, but the evidence he cited could point to the opposite conclusion. Slashing regulatory restraints as he proposed could pose medical and financial hazards.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, 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

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