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For Immediate Release: 4/22/14
FDA Should Reject Application for Moxduo, an Unprecedented Opioid Combination
The epidemic of prescription opioid overuse continues unchecked, yet here we are contemplating another proposed pain medication – this one combining two opioids. If approved, Moxduo would be the first combination therapy to include two immediate-release opioids.
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For Immediate Release: 4/21/14
It’s Not Just General Mills: Dozens of Major Companies Use Unfair Fine Print to Deny People Their Legal Rights
Facing a public uproar that showed no sign of abating, General Mills dropped the unfair fine print it posted online that would deprive customers who used its website of the right to sue to settle a dispute.
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For Immediate Release: 4/21/14
Public Citizen to Urge California Appellate Court to Deny Subpoena That Infringes on Journalistic Protections and First Amendment Rights of Anonymous Sources
Court Should Deny Subpoena That Would Force Digital Music News to Bear Heavy Costs to Expose the Identity of Anonymous Sources
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For Immediate Release: 4/18/14
Four Years After BP’s Deepwater Horizon Dumped 200 Million Gallons of Oil Into Gulf, 50-Plus Citizen Groups Call on EPA to Extend Oil Giant’s Suspension From Government Contracts
With the approach of the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, more than 50 conservation and public interest groups – the majority representing Gulf and Lake Michigan communities – today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse its premature decision to reinstate BP as a federal contractor for oil exploration, drilling and production.
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For Immediate Release: 4/18/14
Secret, Outside Money Will Dominate NH Senate Contest Unless Candidates Adopt 2012 ‘People’s Pledge’
Democracy advocates today renewed their call for candidates in New Hampshire’s contest for the U.S. Senate to block outside money from the race by taking the “People’s Pledge.”
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For Immediate Release: 4/16/14
Bankruptcy-Inducing Bills From Out-of-Network Providers Plague Patients, Should Be Curbed, Public Citizen Report Shows
Congress and the states should take steps to protect patients from large, unexpected medical bills from out-of-network providers, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 4/16/14
Fourth Circuit: Injury to Corporate Reputation Not Enough to Justify Sealing Court Case
Holding that injury to corporate reputation doesn’t justify sealing a court case, an appellate court today in Company Doe v. Public Citizen handed a key victory to consumers. It also solidified the integrity of a federal database designed to warn consumers about faulty products and confirmed the importance of public access to courts, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 4/16/14
Public Citizen Experts Available to Discuss BP as Fourth Anniversary of Worst Environmental Disaster in U.S. History Approaches
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the crucial calls for holding BP accountable and reforming the offshore drilling industry have gone largely unheeded.
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For Immediate Release: 4/15/14
IRS Plan to Revise Proposed Rules for Nonprofits Is Welcome News
A plan by the IRS to revise and re-propose new rules about nonprofit political activity is welcome news for the many organizations that encouraged the IRS to continue the rulemaking process and improve the original proposal, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 4/14/14
Federal Court Issues Decision in Conflict Minerals Case
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today issued a decision in a case brought by industry groups challenging a rule requiring certain companies that file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to publicly disclose whether their products rely on minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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