Journalism in the Public Interest

April 15, 2013 Archives

Republicans and Dems Come Together — to Keep IRS From Competing with TurboTax

A recently introduced bill would ban the IRS from offering free tax prep software.

Five Drugs the FDA Doesn’t Want You to Know Relied on Tainted Data

ProPublica was able to pinpoint five drugs whose approval rested, at least in part, upon data from a now defunct firm with "egregious" research violations

FDA Let Drugs Approved on Fraudulent Research Stay on the Market

In 2010, the FDA uncovered violations it later called "egregious" and "pervasive" at a major pharmaceutical testing lab. But even though the agency no longer knew for sure that drugs tested at the lab were safe, it allowed them to remain on pharmacy shelves with no new testing.

No Substitute: When a Generic Drug Isn’t What it Seems

Generic medications are generally safe and effective, because the Food and Drug Administration requests tests to prove they're equivalent to the name-brand originals. But here's a case where something went wrong.

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