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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

February 1, 2016

By David S. Hilzenrath

New Cloud over Clinical Trial Led by FDA Nominee



Robert Califf FDA A court filing in litigation over the blood thinner Xarelto casts a new cloud over a clinical trial co-chaired by Robert Califf, who President Obama has nominated to be FDA commissioner.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

December 23, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

After Problems Revealed, FDA Seeks Solutions for Blood Testing Devices



Picture of a drop of blood on thumb. The FDA has scheduled a public meeting to discuss issues related to the safety and effectiveness of point of care PT/INR blood testing devices. The devices measure the clotting rates of patients on the blood thinner warfarin and are used to prevent incorre

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December 9, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Leaders of Xarelto Clinical Trial Reaffirm Conclusions



Blood Sample Scientist Lab After reviewing a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto to see if defective testing devices affected the results, leaders of the trial reaffirm their original conclusions.

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