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.
Dec 2 - Letter to the FDA Opposing Approval of the CardioMEMS Champion Heart Failure Monitoring System
Nov 18 - Commentary in The New York Times “Room for Debate” Series on Trying Newly Approved Medications
Nov 14 - Testimony to the FDA Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems Drugs Advisory Committee on Tasimelteon for the Treatment of Blind Persons with Non-24 Hour Sleep Disorder
Nov 8 - Statement: FDA Grants Public Citizen Petition, Issues Proposed Rule on Generic Drug Safety
Nov 4 - Statement: Johnson & Johnson Settlement Nothing New for Company; Small Fine Unlikely to Prompt Change in Behavior
Oct 30 - Follow-Up Letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg about FDA Advisory Committee Chair Just-Cancelled Participation in Pharmaceutical Industry Conference
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Investor advocates push to see trove of arbitration records - Reuters
Political corporate contributions won't be aired in daylight - The Daily Beast
"Just the reality": Pipeline safety official admits he'd avoid buying a home near pipelines like Keystone XL - Truthout
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