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.
Under intense pressure from dozens of physician organizations, a task force of the ACGME has proposed allowing first-year medical residents to work 28-hour shifts without sleep. Public Citizen is leading an effort to stop this proposal and protect residents and their patients from further harm.
Jan 6 - Public Citizen Applauds OSHA’s Final Beryllium Rule
Dec 21 - Petition to the FDA to Require a Warning About a Dangerous Drug Interaction Between Clopidogrel (Plavix) and Repaglinide (Prandin) in the Label for Both Drugs
Dec 19 - Press Release: FDA Wrong to Remove Chantix’s Black Box Warning Based on One Flawed Study, Sets Dangerous Precedent for Future Medication Safety
Dec 15 - Comments on a Proposal by an ACGME Task Force to Loosen Medical Resident Duty-hour Requirements
Dec 14 - Presentation at the Meeting of the Committee on Issues in Organ Donor Intervention Research, National Academies of Sciences • Engineering • Medicine
Dec 7 - Press
Statement: Pharma, Medical Device Industries Got an Early Christmas Present,
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Price would oversee doctor tracking system he sough to limit - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cigna drops name brand EpiPen while CVS offers generic for $100 - CNBC
Tillerson: Good for Exxon, bad for the planet - CNN
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