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October 20, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

FDA Approves Antidote for Pradaxa, Calls It “Necessary”



Blood Sample Scientist Lab Five years after approving the blood thinner Pradaxa without an antidote, the FDA approved an antidote and said it was “medically necessary” when bleeding “can’t be controlled."

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Topics: Public Health and Science

October 15, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: Dangerous Decision-Making at the FDA



Emergency Room Gurney 120 When it comes to prescription drugs, how much comfort should consumers take from the words “FDA approved”? A Project On Government Oversight investigation calls into question the reliability of a crucial regulatory system.

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October 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

FDA’s Lax Oversight, Bad Decision-Making Leave Consumers at Risk



Emergency Room Gurney 120 The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) questionable oversight of a blockbuster blood thinner raises serious concerns about whether the agency is failing in its role to keep consumers safe, according to a report published today by the Project On Governmen

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January 20, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO to FDA on Conflicts of Interest: Disclose Them!



Drug and FDA Issues POGO once again reaches out to the FDA to ask the agency to make public any potential financial conflicts of interests of its advisers.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

April 23, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Camp Lejeune Supporters Tell Supreme Court to Stand by Toxic Pollution Victims



Erin Brockovich This morning, POGO was joined by like-minded supporters, including the Environmental Working Group, famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Ret. Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger to demand justice for the victims of water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

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