Public Citizen's health and safety work protects consumers by advocating for safer, more effective drugs, medical devices and other products; equitable health care services and more physician accountability; safer cars and trucks; and improvements in worker safety. View the Health Research Group's work listed chronologically.
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.
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
Sept. 13 - Letter to Northwestern University Presenting Results of a National Poll Question Related to the Unethical FIRST Trial
Sept. 13 - Letter to OHRP Presenting Results of a National Poll Question Related to the Unethical FIRST and iCOMPARE Trials
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