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Congress is moving forward rapidly with legislation that will dramatically change the way drugs and medical devices are regulated. But Public Citizen has serious concerns that the bill will undermine patient safety.
Nov 30 - Press Statement: 21st Century Cures: Bad Deal for Patients. Senate Should Reject
Nov 25 - Comments on the FDA’s Draft Guidance on Procedures for Evaluating Appearance Issues and Granting Authorizations for Participation in FDA Advisory Committees
Nov. 9 - Testimony Before the FDA's Public Hearing on Manufacturer Communications Regarding Unapproved Uses of Approved or Cleared Medical Products
Nov. 4 - Press Release: Proposal to Allow First-Year Resident Physicians to Work 28 Hours in a Row Puts Residents, Patients, Public at Risk of Serious Injury, Death
Nov. 3 - Public Citizen Urges Congress to Abandon the Dangerous 21st Century Cure Act
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