Public Citizen remains in the news over holidays

While the holiday season is a time filled with office parties, family visits and last-minute scrambles through shopping centers, it has also been a busy time here at Public Citizen, especially in the news. Just look where we’ve been!

Public Citizen lawyer Deepak Gupta is quoted in a New York Times blog about his opposition to a settlement in a class-action suit against Carfax, which was recently overturned. This decision is good news for consumers, Gupta said.

In an American Bar Association (ABA) Journal article on Internet defamation plaintiffs, Paul Alan Levy, founder and director of Public Citizen’s Internet Free Speech Project, is quoted.

Dr. Sidney Wolfe, the director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, speaks out against the anti-flu drug Tamiflu in this Consumer Affairs story, stating that it does not prevent serious flu complications.

Public Citizen’s Craig Holman commends President Obama for addressing the reverse “revolving door” abuses in politics for the first time in this article that appeared in The Hill.

Blogger William Heisel listed one of Public Citizen’s reports, “Hospitals Drop the Ball on Physician Oversight,” by Alan Levine and Dr. Sidney Wolfe, as one of the top health stories of the year.

Stay tuned to see how Public Citizen makes headlines in 2010.