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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.
Oct. 11 - Comments on the FDA’s Draft Guidance on Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies of Approved Drug Products Under Section 503B
Oct. 11 - Comments on the FDA’s Draft Guidance on Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies of a Commercially Available Drug Product Under Section 503A
Sept. 22 - Press Statement: Patient Safety Threatened by HHS Refusal to Close Dangerous Loophole That Allows Health Care Providers to Evade Malpractice Reporting
Sept. 14 - Testimony Before the FDA's Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee Regarding the Black Box Warning on the Smoking Cessation Drug Varenicline (Chantix)
Sept. 13 - Letter to the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins Health System Presenting Results of a National Poll Question Related to the Unethical iCOMPARE Trial
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