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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 6, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

Washington Post’s $125 Billion Pentagon Waste Story is a Perfect Illustration of Longstanding Problems



Watercolor outline of Pentagon building with hundred dollar bills swirling out of it "This story is a perfect illustration of the biggest problems affecting the Defense Department: a contractor workforce that costs too much and a fear that exposing waste will lead to cuts in defense spending," said Danielle Brian, POGO Executive Director.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 2, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

New Roadblock for Inspectors General Access to Information



Mounted clock on white wall Last minute concerns over the IG Empowerment Act of 2015 may delay necessary legislation until next Congress.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

November 30, 2016

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

NDAA Conferees Drop Harmful Secrecy Language from Final Bill



Aerial of Pentagon building with orange and yellow backlights The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 no longer contains a provision that would strip the public of its ability to obtain information regarding Pentagon operations under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Topics: Open Government

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