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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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Topics: Public Health and Science

October 15, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Who’s Ripping Off the Government Now? The Government!



GSA IT GSA Profit The General Services Administration charges other agencies fees when they use GSA-established contracts. Those fees have provided a slush fund to GSA that exceeds $1 billion.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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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Topics: Public Health and Science

October 7, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Not Only Foolish, It's Fiscally Irresponsible



Plutonium The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is over budget, behind schedule, and doesn't have a single customers so why is Congress still funding this billion-dollar boondoggle?

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

October 6, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

Secret Service Investigation Used to Identify Whistleblowers



Department of Homeland Security The DHS Office of the Inspector General has allowed officials from the agency being investigated to participate in the inquiry. Is it any surprise that the inquiry is now being used to identify whistleblowers?

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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