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May 20, 2009
By, Carmen Phillips. It doesn’t take a randomized clinical trial, the joke goes, to prove that it’s unwise to leap from an airplane without a parachute. However, randomized clinical trials have been... Read more
May 19, 2009
The Senate yesterday confirmed President Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety, areas that are vital to consumers and are widely seen as critically needing improvement.   Margaret Hamburg, a... Read more
May 18, 2009
By Peter R. Orszag, This week confirmed two important facts -- that health-care costs are the key to our fiscal future, and that even doctors and hospitals agree that substantial efficiency... Read more
May 18, 2009
Friends of Cancer Research hosted a forum on May 13, 2009 on Capitol Hill attended by a large audience of researchers, advocates, House and Senate staff members, employees of the FDA, NIH, NCI and... Read more
May 14, 2009
By Ramsey Baghdadi, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., plans to propose patient protections for federal comparative effectiveness research that draw a clear line... Read more
May 13, 2009
White House budget director Peter Orszag said Tuesday that a plan by health care industry stakeholders to cut projected costs increases from 2010-'19 is a significant step. Orszag discussed the 2010... Read more
May 12, 2009
     CONTACT: Ryan Hohman at 703.302.1522 Leading Academic Scientists, Clinicians, and Policy-makers Discuss the future of Comparative Effectiveness Research in the United States... Read more
May 8, 2009
By Gardiner Harris, The Obama administration’s choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration breezed through her Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday while the administration proposed a budget... Read more
May 8, 2009
By Jared A. Favole and Alicia Mundy, President Barack Obama wants Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration an additional $300 million in its budget, which the agency called the largest... Read more
May 7, 2009
On Thursday President Obama put forward his budget request to Congress for FY 2010.  In a section outlining investment in scientific research and development President Obama proposes nearly $31... Read more