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November 30, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: European Regulator Investigating Trial Led by FDA Nominee



1950 Photograph of a Physican and patient. European regulator EMA is investigating a clinical trial of the blood thinner Xarelto, which Robert Califf, President Obama’s nominee for FDA commissioner, helped lead.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

November 23, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Duke Reassessing Data From Clinical Trial Led By FDA Nominee Califf



Photograph of Duke Clinical Research Institute The clinical trial that was the basis for FDA approval of the blood thinner Xarelto for cardiac patients used a line of testing devices that was the subject of two FDA warning letters before the trial began and an FDA recall notice after the trial ended, a

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November 20, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: Duke Reassessing Data From Trial Led By FDA Nominee



Robert Califf FDA The Duke Clinical Research Institute is reassessing data from a clinical trial of Xarelto that FDA nominee Robert Califf helped lead.

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November 12, 2015

By David S. Hilzenrath

Drug Problems: Nominee to Head FDA Led Clinical Trial FDA Faulted



Robert Califf FDA Robert Califf, President Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, helped lead a clinical trial that was sharply criticized by FDA reviewers and outside advisors.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

November 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Big Pharma, Oil Dominate List of Federal Contractors Most Penalized for Misconduct



Photograph of Prescription Drugs on Twenty Dollar Bills For the first time since the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) began tracking misconduct by the largest federal contractors, pharmaceutical and oil companies make up the top five highest penalized companies in POGO’s annual update.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

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