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Tag: 21st Century Cures Act

11 12/6/2016

With media watchdogs on the sidelines, pharma-funded advocacy groups pushed Cures Act to the finish line  

8/3/2016

Govt committee exploits Ice Bucket Challenge ‘breakthrough’ to plug industry-friendly ‘Cures Act’

6/13/2016

21st Century Cures Act nears passage with little news media scrutiny

5 1/5/2016

FDA teams up with medical device industry to write 21st Century Cures Act

5 11/19/2015

Media ignore impact of unsafe medical devices — unless the company CEO is a celebrity billionaire like Elizabeth Holmes

4 9/10/2015

Slick congressional PR campaign relentlessly plugs 21st Century Cures Act

4 8/19/2015

What if we had an election and counted only half the ballots? When you’re burying research you’re also likely burying patients

9 8/4/2015

21st Century Cures Act: A huge step backward for FDA standards

7/17/2015

Five-Star Friday: statins, funeral home death, devices, overtreatment, scorecards

6/30/2015

Harvard’s Jerry Avorn warns against FDA loosening off-label marketing restrictions