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The Daily Sentinel
Rules change for energy royalty valuationover transactions involving affiliated companies has been focused on mines in W
Rules change for energy royalty valuation
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
over transactions involving affiliated companies has been focused on mines in Wyoming. Tyson Slocum of the nonprofit group Public Citizen said in a statement Thursday, “Public Citizen recently has raised concerns about gaps in the current leasing... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Paperwork for Andrews nuclear waste dump missing key safety, security detailshold up to 40,000 metric tons of lethal nuclear reactor waste for 40 or more ye
Paperwork for Andrews nuclear waste dump missing key safety, security details
KXXV Waco / Posted 4 hours ago
hold up to 40,000 metric tons of lethal nuclear reactor waste for 40 or more years?” said Tom Smith, regional director for Public Citizen, a non-profit safety advocacy group. "This isn't just a paperwork issue. It's a serious safety issue." The... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Paperwork for Andrews nuclear waste dump missing key safety, security detailshold up to 40,000 metric tons of lethal nuclear reactor waste for 40 or more ye
Paperwork for Andrews nuclear waste dump missing key safety, security details
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 hours ago
hold up to 40,000 metric tons of lethal nuclear reactor waste for 40 or more years?” said Tom Smith, regional director for Public Citizen, a non-profit safety advocacy group. "This isn't just a paperwork issue. It's a serious safety issue." The... Read more
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MedCity News
Brexit leading to higher drug prices, Merck puts $200M to personalized cancer vaccinesto require patient consent before performing research on de-identified biospeci
Brexit leading to higher drug prices, Merck puts $200M to personalized cancer vaccines
MedCity News / Posted 21 hours ago
to require patient consent before performing research on de-identified biospecimens. — STAT Consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen has petitioned the FDA to put “black box” warnings on six drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease. — STAT A... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Hillary Superpac Has Taken $200,000 In Banned Donationsare taking a calculated risk that the politically deadlocked FEC will never tak
Hillary Superpac Has Taken $200,000 In Banned Donations
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
are taking a calculated risk that the politically deadlocked FEC will never take action against them. Craig Holman of Public Citizen, an advocacy group says that "the increasing trend of contractors violating the law comes as no surprise,"... Read more
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The Hill
EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donationsdeclined to comment. “The increasing trend of contractors violating the law co
EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations
The Hill / Posted yesterday
declined to comment. “The increasing trend of contractors violating the law comes as no surprise,” said Craig Holman of Public Citizen, an advocacy group that was involved in a high-profile case regarding the ban. One contractor, a Florida... Read more
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The Hill
Warren calls for tougher regsfor the strongest rules that protect American workers,” Warren said at a pro-re
Warren calls for tougher regs
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
for the strongest rules that protect American workers,” Warren said at a pro-regulatory event organized by the left-leaning Public Citizen. “Passing a law is not the end of the fight,” Warren said. “It is just the beginning. Even when the industry... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Was a Crime; Feds Should Treat It That Wayhad software designed to cheat on emissions tests for unlawful air pollution.
Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Was a Crime; Feds Should Treat It That Way
CommonDreams.org / Posted 2 days ago
had software designed to cheat on emissions tests for unlawful air pollution. Statement of Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen: Will any executives go to jail? That is the question that must be answered before assessing whether... Read more
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Daily Press
REACTION: Bob McDonnell, Virginia pols, others, on Supreme Court decisionlaws, both of which are designed to prevent bribery schemes from hatching in th
REACTION: Bob McDonnell, Virginia pols, others, on Supreme Court decision
Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
laws, both of which are designed to prevent bribery schemes from hatching in the first place." Scott Nelson, attorney for Public Citizen: "We're very disappointed that the court took such a narrow view of what amounts to bribery under the law.... Read more
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The Atlantic
How Politicians Reacted (or Didn't) to the Supreme Court's Rulings“official acts,” they did not necessarily constitute bribery. Good-government
How Politicians Reacted (or Didn't) to the Supreme Court's Rulings
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
“official acts,” they did not necessarily constitute bribery. Good-government groups were the most vocal after the ruling. Public Citizen attorney Scott Nelson said the decision “opens the way for corporate executives and wealthy individuals to... Read more
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Boston Globe
Consideration of Elizabeth Warren for vice president gives Wall Street the jittersscream, the more they’re making the case to put her on the ticket,” said Bart N
Consideration of Elizabeth Warren for vice president gives Wall Street the jitters
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
scream, the more they’re making the case to put her on the ticket,” said Bart Naylor, a financial services advocate with Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group. Clinton, meanwhile, is seeking to exploit business’s fear of Trump and the... Read more
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The Hill
Reg advocates hitting back at GOP agendaand outdated regulations and give lawmakers more authority to reject controvers
Reg advocates hitting back at GOP agenda
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
and outdated regulations and give lawmakers more authority to reject controversial rules from agencies. At the event, Public Citizen also said it plans to release a report on delays for regulation. In analyzing rules from the Unified Agenda... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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First Coast News
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
The Record Searchlight / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
Naples Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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USA Today
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoilthere,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Cra
Congress stops traveling to Turkey after ethics probes, political turmoil
USA Today / Posted 9 days ago
there,” she said. “It generated a ton of bad press, and appropriately so.” Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, agreed. “The fact these organizations were sponsoring 100 members of Congress and then suddenly dropping to... Read more
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TribLIVE
In reversal, state House Speaker Turzai open to expansion of gamblingis a serious problem at the state level and the federal level as well,” said Cr
In reversal, state House Speaker Turzai open to expansion of gambling
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
is a serious problem at the state level and the federal level as well,” said Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen in Washington. “When a lobbying firm gets access to someone well connected in government, they not only get... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Rock Against the TPP: Tom Morello and Actress Evangeline Lilly to Headline Kick-off Event for Nationwide Concert Tour Opposing the Trans-Pacific PartnershipCitizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America, CREDO, Demand Progr
Rock Against the TPP: Tom Morello and Actress Evangeline Lilly to Headline Kick-off Event for Nationwide Concert Tour Opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership
CommonDreams.org / Posted 15 days ago
Citizens Trade Campaign, Communications Workers of America, CREDO, Demand Progress, the International Labor Rights Forum, Public Citizen, the Sierra Club, and the Teamsters. Additional performers for the Denver kick-off include Firebrand Records... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
New FINRA CEO will face thorny issues and rising criticismYou want somebody who wakes up in the morning suspicious and cynical," says Bar
New FINRA CEO will face thorny issues and rising criticism
Financial Planning.com / Posted 16 days ago
You want somebody who wakes up in the morning suspicious and cynical," says Bartlett Naylor, financial policy advocateat Public Citizen, an investor advocacy group that has been critical of FINRA and its member firms. Andrew Stoltmann, a... Read more
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The Hill
House passes bill to ban IRS from collecting donor informationDemocrat on the Ways and Means Committee, said. The New York Times editorial b
House passes bill to ban IRS from collecting donor information
The Hill / Posted 16 days ago
Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, said. The New York Times editorial board and “good government” groups such as Public Citizen and the Sunlight Foundation are also against the bill. The Obama administration said it opposes the bill but... Read more
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The Hill
Feds propose rule to help students sue collegestransparent, and fair path to the relief they are owed, and the schools should
Feds propose rule to help students sue colleges
The Hill / Posted 17 days ago
transparent, and fair path to the relief they are owed, and the schools should be held responsible for their actions.” Public Citizen, which petitioned the department back in February to ban schools from using forced arbitration clauses, called... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Public Citizen Commends Education Department for Combating Arbitration Clauses in Higher Education, Urges a Stronger Approachtoward turning the tide on the use of forced arbitration by predatory for-profi
Public Citizen Commends Education Department for Combating Arbitration Clauses in Higher Education, Urges a Stronger Approach
CommonDreams.org / Posted 17 days ago
toward turning the tide on the use of forced arbitration by predatory for-profit schools,” said Julie Murray, attorney for Public Citizen. “The proposal would save U.S. taxpayers money and help to make whole the thousands of students who are being... Read more
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The Hill
Feds poised to issue rule on students' right to sueclauses preclude them from going to court or joining with other students in sui
Feds poised to issue rule on students' right to sue
The Hill / Posted 17 days ago
clauses preclude them from going to court or joining with other students in suits to address misconduct by their schools," Public Citizen said in a release last week. "Even when they do know, many students feel compelled to sign, because refusing... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Texas Lawmaker's Startup Sells Help Shaping Local Policy - Texas Lawmaker's Startup Sells Help Shaping Local Policy by Jim Malewitz The Texas Tribune June 10 2016 An influential Texas lawmaker has a new side gig that’s raising a few eyebrows in ca...be a school board or a city, maybe,” he said. Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of
Texas Lawmaker's Startup Sells Help Shaping Local Policy - Texas Lawmaker's Startup Sells Help Shaping Local Policy by Jim Malewitz The Texas Tribune June 10 2016 An influential Texas lawmaker has a new side gig that’s raising a few eyebrows in ca...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
be a school board or a city, maybe,” he said. Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of the Texas office of liberal watchdog group Public Citizen, said he was glad to hear the assurances but added that they could be difficult to keep. “It’s seldom that a... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Groups Tell President Obama: It Is Time to Move on Democracy IssuesAmericans of all political stripes are united by their outrage and demand for a
Groups Tell President Obama: It Is Time to Move on Democracy Issues
CommonDreams.org / Posted 22 days ago
Americans of all political stripes are united by their outrage and demand for action,” said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen. “With the clock ticking down on President Obama’s tenure in the White House, it is vital that he issue a... Read more
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The Hill
Obama to aggressively pursue 2016 regulations agendaback vital public protections rather than taking on the nation’s urgent challen
Obama to aggressively pursue 2016 regulations agenda
The Hill / Posted 22 days ago
back vital public protections rather than taking on the nation’s urgent challenges,” said Robert Weissman, president at Public Citizen. “We applaud the administration for its efforts to avert catastrophic climate change, prevent consumers from... Read more
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NBC News
Top Lobbyist Slow To Disclose Relationship With Saudi Arabiaof $125,000 "due and payable in full upon the execution of the agreement." Cra
Top Lobbyist Slow To Disclose Relationship With Saudi Arabia
NBC News / Posted 24 days ago
of $125,000 "due and payable in full upon the execution of the agreement." Craig Holman, a governmental ethics lobbyist at Public Citizen, told MapLight that FARA covers public relations work, and that it's "pretty clear cut" that BGR should have... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Couple Asks Judge To Dismiss $1 Million Yelp Review Suithas left the business a “shell of its former success.” Prestigious Pets is seek
Couple Asks Judge To Dismiss $1 Million Yelp Review Suit
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 27 days ago
has left the business a “shell of its former success.” Prestigious Pets is seeking damages of $200,000 to $1 million. Public Citizen, an advocacy group in Washington D.C., is representing the couple for free. Nicole Williams, an attorney at... Read more
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Business Insurance
Independence of compliance reviews is questioned in drug firm settlementssince 1991 to resolve a range of criminal and civil claims, according to a rece
Independence of compliance reviews is questioned in drug firm settlements
Business Insurance / Posted 28 days ago
since 1991 to resolve a range of criminal and civil claims, according to a recent report by the nonprofit watchdog Public Citizen. GlaxoSmithKline has paid nearly $8 billion in federal fines between 1991 and 2015 — the most of any... Read more
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Market Watch
These controversial student contracts may soon be banneda rule that schools would have to notify the Department of Education of any cla
These controversial student contracts may soon be banned
Market Watch / Posted 28 days ago
a rule that schools would have to notify the Department of Education of any claim. Julie Murray, an attorney at the Public Citizen Litigation Group, which wants the Department to ban colleges that use arbitration clauses from receiving... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Independence of compliance reviews is questioned in drug firm settlementssince 1991 to resolve a range of criminal and civil claims, according to a rece
Independence of compliance reviews is questioned in drug firm settlements
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 28 days ago
since 1991 to resolve a range of criminal and civil claims, according to a recent report by the nonprofit watchdog Public Citizen. GlaxoSmithKline has paid nearly US$8 billion in federal fines between 1991 and 2015 - the most of any... Read more
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Raw Story
How Big Pharma sells you drugs you probably don’t need: Celebrities who spread ‘disease awareness’and lacking” the founders created the site themselves in 2013. Finally, Worst
How Big Pharma sells you drugs you probably don’t need: Celebrities who spread ‘disease awareness’
Raw Story / Posted 29 days ago
and lacking” the founders created the site themselves in 2013. Finally, Worst Pills, published by the well respected Public Citizen, is the granddaddy of non-Pharma-influenced drug information sites. For a small subscription fee, patients can... Read more
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NBC News
Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding'amount of money to litigate a case to conclusion," said Allison Zieve, director
Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding'
NBC News / Posted 1 months ago
amount of money to litigate a case to conclusion," said Allison Zieve, director of the litigation group at watchdog Public Citizen. Lawsuits over data breaches, for instance, would require hiring computer experts at considerable expense to... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Obama's consumer protection legacy defined by aggressive agencywould I have been offered a job,” said Vladeck, who had worked 27 years as a la
Obama's consumer protection legacy defined by aggressive agency
Los Angeles Times / Posted 1 months ago
would I have been offered a job,” said Vladeck, who had worked 27 years as a lawyer for public interest group Public Citizen. At the commission, he co-chaired the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, a multi-agency effort launched... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Sanders, Brown Speak Out On Gunboat Diplomacy For Corporationssaid the nonprofit coalition letter to Obama, endorsed by groups that included
Sanders, Brown Speak Out On Gunboat Diplomacy For Corporations
Op-Ed News / Posted 1 months ago
said the nonprofit coalition letter to Obama, endorsed by groups that included the AFL-CIO, Institute for Policy Studies, Public Citizen and the Presbyterian and United Church of Christ denominations. "It is wholly inappropriate, reprehensible,... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Groups Demand Answers From Obama Administration Regarding Alleged U.S. Interference in Colombian Health Measurea country that is trying to protect its people’s health. That is unconscionable
Groups Demand Answers From Obama Administration Regarding Alleged U.S. Interference in Colombian Health Measure
CommonDreams.org / Posted 1 months ago
a country that is trying to protect its people’s health. That is unconscionable,” said Peter Maybarduk, director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program. “If any member of the U.S. government further implied that U.S. support for... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
FDA Sued for Failure to Regulate Deadly Bacteria in Raw OystersCenter for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) told a federal court in a laws
FDA Sued for Failure to Regulate Deadly Bacteria in Raw Oysters
CommonDreams.org / Posted 1 months ago
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) told a federal court in a lawsuit filed late Wednesday with the help of Public Citizen attorneys. Without this safety standard, in the next year, an estimated 30 people will become seriously ill,... Read more
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Roll Call
Taxpayers Foot Bill for Boehner's Post-Speaker Officewas receiving those types of official benefits while serving as a registered lo
Taxpayers Foot Bill for Boehner's Post-Speaker Office
Roll Call / Posted 1 months ago
was receiving those types of official benefits while serving as a registered lobbyist,” said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for Public Citizen, a liberal watchdog group. “I would’ve filed an ethics complaint. They should not be simultaneously enjoying... Read more
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Al.com
Most drugs aren't tested on pregnant women; this anti-nausea cure shows why that's a problemBioethics. "But in fact, we do." By the time the real risks become apparent, se
Most drugs aren't tested on pregnant women; this anti-nausea cure shows why that's a problem
Al.com / Posted 1 months ago
Bioethics. "But in fact, we do." By the time the real risks become apparent, several decades may pass. The watchdog group Public Citizen analyzed how long it can take the FDA to issue a "black box" warning after problems surface with a drug. The... Read more

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