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For Immediate Release: 8/28/14
Investors, Activists, to Announce One Million Supportive Comments for Political Spending Disclosure Petition at Securities and Exchange Commission
Press conference in which supporters of a petition calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promulgate a political spending disclosure rule will announce that a record-breaking one million comments have been filed in support of the petition.
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For Immediate Release: 8/27/14
Public Citizen Goes to Court on Behalf of Customer From Whom Online Retailer Attempted to Extort Money
A consumer bullied by an online retailer with threats to report a non-existent debt to credit bureaus and to have debt collectors call the consumer continuously is entitled to a judicial decree stating that she does not owe the company a debt, Public Citizen said in a lawsuit filed today in a state court in New York.
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For Immediate Release: 8/21/14
Reported Bank of America Mortgage Fraud Settlement Highlights Need for Transparency
Statements by Lisa Gilbert, Bartlett Naylor and Robert Weissman, Public Citizen
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For Immediate Release: 8/15/14
Public Citizen Expert Says FDA Draft Guidance Would Let Pharmaceutical Industry Tell Doctors Medications Are Safer Than They Really Are
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance that would let the pharmaceutical industry essentially circumvent drug labeling rules and tell doctors that its products have fewer risks than those described in the FDA-approved labeling.
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For Immediate Release: 8/14/14
Another Reckless FDA Action: Approval of Suvorexant (Belsomra)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to approve suvorexant (brand name: Belsomra) will surely worsen the public health crisis caused by the proliferation of dangerous and habit-forming sleep medications over the past two decades.
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For Immediate Release: 8/13/14
Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Agreement by Candidates to Curb Avalanche of Outside Spending
A new poll commissioned by Public Citizen shows strong bipartisan support among voters for an agreement more candidates are entering to curb the influence of outside spending in their campaigns.
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For Immediate Release: 8/12/14
Public Citizen Applauds HHS Decision to Address Loopholes Created by Oregon, Massachusetts Laws That Threaten Integrity of National Practitioner Data Bank: The Next Step is Now Required
Ensuring All Malpractice Payments Be Reported Would Protect Patients and the Viability of the Data Bank
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For Immediate Release: 8/5/14
New Standards for Oil Refinery Emissions Crucial to Protect Public Health
Testimony by Hillary Corgey, Research Assistant, Public Citizen’s Texas Office
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For Immediate Release: 8/4/14
Safety Concerns About New Drugs Revealed
Study Compared Warning and Withdrawal Rates for Drugs Released Before and After the Drug Industry Increased Funding to the FDA to Expedite Drug Approvals
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For Immediate Release: 7/31/14
Attacking Lobbyist Corruption at its Core: Campaign Money
Bennet Legislation Would Set Limits on Campaign Fundraising by Lobbyists
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