The FDA’s Convoluted Stance on Abortion Pills Doesn’t Protect Patients — It Endangers Them

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By Sarah Christopherson and Olivia Snavely, National Women’s Health Network Under federal law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can impose Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) on drugs that it believes could do more harm than good if not carefully controlled. While...
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The New Title IX Rule Is Dangerous for All Students. That’s Why We’re Suing Betsy DeVos (Again).

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By Elizabeth Tang, National Women’s Law Center It’s here. Betsy DeVos has released—in the middle of a global pandemic—a new Title IX rule that weakens protections against sexual harassment in school. DeVos finalizing this rule during the COVID-19 crisis instead of providing much-needed...
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When ‘Essential’ Means ‘Expendable’: Connecting the Dots Between Back-to-Work Orders and Spread of the Coronavirus

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By Matthew Freeman, Center for Progressive Reform In the latest episode of CPR Board President Rob Verchick’s Connect the Dots podcast, he and CPR Member Scholars Michael Duff and Thomas McGarity explore worker safety issues in the era of the coronavirus. McGarity begins the conversation...
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America Needs Good Information Before It Can Safely Lift Stay-at-Home Rules

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Public health experts have made it abundantly clear that to safely lift stay-at-home rules we must have four key things we don’t yet have. We need fast, accurate and widely available testing. We need a better plan for isolating and supporting people who have...
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Timeline: 23 Years of Attempts to Restrict Public Health Science at EPA

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists The Environmental Protection Agency is advancing a broad proposal to restrict the use of science at the agency with no official public hearings and a limited sixty-day comment period, which ends on May 18. The rule is the culmination of 25 years...
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