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March 24, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA to Tighten Standards for Blood-Test Devices



Venipuncture Tackling a problem POGO spotlighted, the FDA plans to tighten standards for error-prone blood-testing devices linked to deaths and injuries in patients taking the blood thinner warfarin.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science

March 15, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: Did Bad Blood Tests Turn a Clinical Trial into a Mistrial?



Photograph of Prescription Drugs on Twenty Dollar Bills Recent studies by the European Medicines Agency and a team based at Duke University dismissed concerns that malfunctioning testing devices compromised a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto, but each of those studies leaves questions.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 24, 2016

By Ari Goldberg

POGO Disappointed by Senate Confirmation of New FDA Head



FDA pills hand The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is disappointed by today’s Senate vote confirming the appointment of Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 10, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Urges Senate to Oppose Obama’s FDA Nominee



FDA Documents Overlay 120 The Project On Government Oversight urged the Senate to oppose Dr. Robert Califf, President Obama's nominee to head of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

February 4, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA Nominee Califf Gave Questionable Answers to Senate



Robert Califf FDA Nomination Hearing Robert Califf, a former Duke University researcher who is awaiting Senate confirmation as FDA commissioner, gave questionable answers to the Senate about the independence of clinical trials conducted for drug companies.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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