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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

April 25, 2018

By Laura Peterson

Regulatory Foes Try to Seize the Day



Scott Pruitt A bill that would further burden the regulatory process may make it to the Senate Floor.

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Topics: Open Government, Public Health and Science

April 6, 2018

By Andrew Bergman

Pruitt's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day



Scott Pruitt As ethics problems pile up, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should go.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

February 20, 2018

By Laura Peterson

Enforcement of Environmental Laws Drops Under Trump Administration



Cleanup of bedrock in a river polluted by General Electric Budget, staffing, and leadership decisions have resulted in fewer investigations and prosecutions of polluters.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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