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  • Community Organizing Afternoon Session
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    Community Organizing, Afternoon Session

    Author, consumer advocate, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader was among the speakers in a seminar on community organizing and civic mobilization. Speakers, many using audio-visual aids, talked about their personal…

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  • Breast Implant Regulation
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    Breast Implant Regulation

    Consumer advocates spoke to reporters about the safety of silicone breast implants and call for improved approval processes by the Food and Drug Administration. They called for a…

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  • Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs
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    Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs

    Sponsored by the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program seminar series, participants in a forum titled, “Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs:…

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  • Safety of Arthritis Drugs Day 2 Part 3
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    Safety of Arthritis Drugs, Day 2, Part 3

    Committee members heard public comments made by representatives of arthritis-related and consumer organizations, as well as the general public, on the safety of various medications designed to treat…

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  • Drug Approval Process
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    Drug Approval Process

    Mr. Wolfe talked about the drug safety review and approval process, recent hearings on pharmaceutical drugs, and recent reports linking arthritis medications to heart attacks. He also…

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  • National Health Insurance Proposal
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    National Health Insurance Proposal

    Former surgeons general talked about the need for reforming federal health and medical insurance. Members of Physicians for a National Health Program support a universal single-payer…

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  • Dangers of Ephedra
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    Dangers of Ephedra

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  • Dietary Supplements
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    Dietary Supplements

    Witnesses testified about dietary supplement research, regulation of dietary supplements, and the medical value of the supplements. At issue was the safety of the supplements, labeling, and…

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  • Regulation of Over the Counter Drugs Day 1
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    Regulation of Over the Counter Drugs Day 1

    Health experts and industry lobbyists debated the extent to which prescription drugs should be converted to “over the counter” status. They also talked about the sometimes blurry line…

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  • Green Party Speech
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    Green Party Speech

    Mr. Wolfe talked about health care reform and the pharmaceutical industry. He noted that health care was the single largest component of the American economy. He also pointed out the…

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  • AntibioticResistant Bacteria
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    Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    Scientists talked about the misuse of antibiotics against germs. They released a report calling for action against this trend and answered questions from the media following their…

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  • Patient Dumping
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    Patient Dumping

    Public Citizen released a report which says that some U.S. hospitals are refusing to provide emergency room care to certain types of patients. Ms. Dame and Dr. Wolfe outlined the problem…

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  • Drug Administration Approval Process
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    Drug Administration Approval Process

    In the second day of hearings, committee members heard from health researchers and health industry representatives concerning three bills designed to accelerate the FDA approval process for…

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  • Breyer Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 4
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    Breyer Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 4

    This was the fourth day of Judge Breyer’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Committee members heard testimony from 21 witnesses for and against his confirmation. In this portion, a panel of opponents…

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  • Breyer Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 3
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    Breyer Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 3

    This was the fourth day of Judge Breyer’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Committee members heard testimony from 21 witnesses for and against his confirmation. In this portion, a panel of…

    276 views
  • Medical Malpractice Information
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    Medical Malpractice Information

    The subcommittee heard testimony from consumers, medical policy analysts, and medical providers on U.S. health care policy concerning malpractice by physicians. Specifically, the committee heard…

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  • The Nations Health
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    The Nation's Health

    Correspondents and doctors participated in a forum at the National Press Club on national health issues, focusing mainly on the crisis facing the country in terms of soaring health care…

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  • Americans Without Health Insurance
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    Americans Without Health Insurance

    Physicians advocated a national health insurance program in a news conference held at the National Press Club to announce the release of a survey of Americans' health insurance coverage.…

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  • FDA Drug Approval Process
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    FDA Drug Approval Process

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  • Food and Drug Administration Enforcement
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    Food and Drug Administration Enforcement

    The subcommittee heard testimony from representatives of the Food and Drug Administration on the enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug, Cosmetic, and Device Enforcement Act, which regulates consumer…

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