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June 13, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Slow Stroll to Salad Safety



Collage of a person in a hospital gown, a person holding produce, and salmonella. A food safety regulation to prevent contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables still has not been implemented after seven years.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

June 7, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Patient Advocates Get Big Funding from Big Pharma



Two people meet Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced legislation compelling patient advocacy groups to report funding they receive from pharmaceutical companies. This added transparency will give the public a new lens through which to view actions of these groups.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

December 14, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Biotech Exec Hosted by Trump Butters Up FDA Chief



John F. Crowley The FDA fast tracked the experimental drug migalastat after Amicus Therapeutics CEO John F. Crowley sent a flattering personal note to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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

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