Coronavirus Relief Act Gives Drug Makers New Sway Over FDA

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By David S. Hilzenrath, Project on Government Oversight Last year, based on growing concerns about the safety of certain sunscreens, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a plan of action. It proposed concluding that, for two sunscreen ingredients, the risks outweigh the benefits,...
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Oral Arguments in Contraceptive Case Show Danger of Upholding Trump Rule

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By Elliot Mincberg, People For the American Way Today, the Supreme Court held oral arguments in the Supreme Court in two cases concerning the Trump administration rule that severely limits contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As always, it is difficult to predict the...
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Senate Plan to Protect Data in a Pandemic Is Mostly Bad News

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By Emily Peterson-Cassin, Public Citizen There’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that a bill is about to be introduced in the U.S. Senate to offer some protections around the new data being collected by companies that are tracking our health and movement in the name of...
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Responding to COVID-19 Doesn’t Have to Mean Sacrificing Frontline Communities

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists As the U.S. government responds to the COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative that frontline communities and essential workers are not saddled with the cost of hastily made decisions. On March 25, EPA announced that efforts were underway to increase...
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