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December 14, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Biotech Exec Hosted by Trump Butters Up FDA Chief



John F. Crowley The FDA fast tracked the experimental drug migalastat after Amicus Therapeutics CEO John F. Crowley sent a flattering personal note to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

November 22, 2017

By Daniel Van Schooten

Food Fight: Fighting for Food Safety Without a Champion



Thanksgiving dinner As you get ready to feast on turkey this Thanksgiving, one thing you can be thankful for is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

October 10, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

IG Calls for Detailed Reporting on Medical Device Failures



Emergency room A new report from a federal watchdog calls on the government to require hospitals to provide more detailed reporting on medical device problems to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Better reporting could help the government identify mal

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Topics: Public Health and Science

August 17, 2017

By Laura Peterson

Lawmakers Question Interior Secretary Over Whistleblower Reassignment



Joel Clement Members of Congress are supporting a Department of Interior executive who says management retaliated against him because he disclosed how climate change is putting Alaskan coastal communities at risk.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Health and Science

April 3, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Questions for Trump’s FDA Nominee



Scott Gottlieb President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration has deep roots in the pharmaceutical industry he would oversee.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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