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.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) exposed 1,316 premature infants to increased risk of blindness and death as part of a clinical trial - known as the SUPPORT study - without parents of the babies being informed of the risks to their babies.
Apr 8 - Public Citizen Urges FDA to Take Action for Sale of Misbranded Brain Stent Device
Mar 27 - Testimony Before the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee Regarding the Drug Serelaxin
Mar 14 - Letter to Senator Joe Manchin Urging Him to Investigate FDA’s Decision to Approve Dangerous High-Dose Opioid
Mar 07 - Public Citizen’s Comments on the CMS Proposed Rule About the Prescriber Changes to Medicare Part D
Mar 06 - Letter to the FDA Protesting Aveed
Mar 04 - Public Citizen asks the FDA to Prohibit Traditional Compounding Pharmacies from Engaging in High Risk Sterile Compounding
Feb 26 - Letter to the FDA Asking the Agency to Keep Dangerous High-Dose Opioid Drug Off the Market
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