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February 4, 2013
The federal government announced it would require drug and medical device makers to publicly disclose their payments to doctors and hospitals.
Topics: Public Health and Science
February 24, 2012
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
Topics: Open Government
March 8, 2012
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
August 10, 2011
By Neil Gordon
Currently pending in the Senate is the latest version of the Sunshine in Litigation Act (S. 623), a bill that would make it more difficult for courts to prevent the disclosure of settlement agreements and other civil litigation documents in cases relevant to public health and safety. Bill sponsor Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) has been trying to pass similar legislation since 1993.
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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.