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March 22, 2013

By Andre Francisco

FDA to Tighten Regulations on Defibrillators



Automated External Defibrillator After 45,000 malfunctions and 88 recalls since 2005, the Food and Drug Administration is seeking tougher regulations on the heart defibrillator industry, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

POGO's Staff Scientist Says New Doctor Rules Promote Transparency



Drug and FDA Issues New disclosure rules for doctors on advisory panels for the Food and Drug Administration are meant to increase transparency without discouraging doctors from serving on the panels, according to Ned Feder, POGO's staff scientist.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Government to Require Greater Doctor Payment Transparency



Drug and FDA Issues The federal government announced it would require drug and medical device makers to publicly disclose their payments to doctors and hospitals.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 24, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

Another Member of Congress Raises Concerns about Secrecy and Camp Lejeune



dana liebelson Last month, POGO and an extensive list of allies to Panetta and the Department of Health and Human Services asking them to properly implement the public interest balancing test, and release an unredacted version of the ATSDR report, respectively

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Topics: Open Government

March 8, 2012

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Drug Busts, Hurricanes, and Torture, Oh My! 10 Key Inspector General Investigations



dana liebelson With the release of POGO's new Inspector General (IG) vacancy tracker, we've sparked discussion about the important role IGs play in government oversight. We've also encouraged President Obama to appoint IGs in a timely manner, and asked the Senate to cons

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