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October 20, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA Approves Antidote for Pradaxa, Calls It “Necessary”



Blood Sample Scientist Lab Five years after approving the blood thinner Pradaxa without an antidote, the FDA approved an antidote and said it was “medically necessary” when bleeding “can’t be controlled."

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Topics: Public Health and Science

August 7, 2015

By Daniel Shlien

All Means All: Departments Must Stop Restricting OIG Access



Danielle Brian testifying at IG hearing - August 2015 When does “all” not mean “all”? Watchdogs throughout the federal government are confronting this question in the wake of new legal opinion at the Department of Justice.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 23, 2015

By Daniel Shlien

Dodd-Frank Turns Five; Too Soon to Celebrate?



President Obama Signs Dodd Frank The Dodd-Frank Act turns five this week. POGO's review of the law's implementation at one agency shows that the anniversary is full of both promise and disappointment.

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Topics: Financial Sector

June 24, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdog Barks for Access to FBI Records



Screenshot of DOJ IG Michael Horowitz testifying. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is continuing to challenge the authority of the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General to access FBI records, according to an OIG report issued last week.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 17, 2015

By Lyndle Berryhill

ICYMI: Big News for Inspectors General (But Where’s the VA IG?)



Danielle Brian testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee There have been several important developments since the Project On Government Oversight’s Danielle Brian testified at a June 3 hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Inspector General vacancies and threats to IG independence.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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