medical devices


The 21st Century Cures Bill: Transparency Win Isn’t Enough

, Washington representative, Center for Science and Democracy

In the midst of one of the most abnormal presidential transitions in history, Congress is spending its last few weeks of session to wrap up pending business. One of the final remaining priorities for House and Senate leaders is the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). Read more >

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FDA Head Speaks Up for Science

, sr. Washington rep., Center for Science & Democracy

When President Obama asked Dr. Margaret Hamburg to head the Food and Drug Administration in 2009, he chose a seasoned scientist with a demonstrated passion for public health.  Read more >

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We Found Independent Experts—the FDA Can Too

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and some in Congress, argue that it’s difficult to find independent experts to serve on FDA’s scientific advisory committees due to strong financial conflict of interest standards.

Our experience proves otherwise. Read more >

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New Report Details What Should Happen When Scientists at FDA Disagree

, former science policy fellow

Should scientists at the Food and Drug Administration be able to have honest disputes with their colleagues about the science behind a drug or medical device approval decision? Or should they keep quiet about their concerns, preferring not to rock the boat? Read more >

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For Sara, Faulty Medical Device Leads to Unnecessary, Invasive Surgery

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Along with Gwen, Elsa, and Henry, another UCS supporter shared his family’s experiences with unsafe drugs and medical devices: John M’s daughter, Sara, has had needless complications with medical devices in her heart. Read more >

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