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Health care in the U.S. leaves too many people out, costs too much and doesn’t meet acceptable standards of quality. Much of the care that we get is unaffordable, unnecessary or harmful. Public Citizen advocates Medicare for All, stronger oversight of dangerous doctors and safe clinical trials.
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Litigation can remedy or deter wrongdoing, impact policy and meaningfully slow abuses of power. Whether suing on behalf of our members to ensure the honest functioning of government, or representing individual consumers seeking redress in court, our litigation draws on our expertise in administrative law, constitutional law, and government transparency.
August 20, 2021
Zayn-al Abidin Muhammad Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) is currently held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Abu Zubaydah was…
July 02, 2021
This case concerns the public’s right to read the words of the law. Federal regulations contain thousands of standards that…
December 29, 2020
A federal law commonly called the “Seven Member Rule” requires executive agencies to provide information in response to requests joined…
April 27, 2020
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) is Georgia’s official code of law and is published under authority of the…
September 29, 2017
Many agency regulations incorporate by reference standards developed by private organizations. Although these standards have the force and effect of…
August 17, 2015
This suit challenged the failure of the Department of Veterans Affairs to send copies of “claims files” to twelve veterans…
May 11, 2011
Cigarette companies Lorillard and R.J. Reynolds sued the FDA, claiming that the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee violates the…
February 01, 2009
This case was a challenge brought on behalf of a number of individuals and groups, including Public Citizen, to President…
July 13, 2006
Public Citizen filed a complaint and a motion for a temporary restraining order to prevent the Food and Drug Administration…
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