FDA Ends Months-Long FOIA Battle Over Medical Device Failures, Says Putting Database Online ‘Satisfies’ KHN Request

The Food and Drug Administration responded Wednesday to a Freedom of Information Act request filed months ago, noting that the information sought by Kaiser Health News “is now posted online.” KHN had filed a series of FOIA requests, beginning in […]

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More Than Half Of Surgical Stapler Malfunctions Went To Hidden FDA Database

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged that more than 56,000 never-before-disclosed surgical stapler malfunctions were quietly reported to the agency from 2011 through 2018. The newly acknowledged reports […]

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Price Check On Drug Ads: Would Revealing Costs Help Patients Control Spending?

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). [Editor’s note: The Trump administration on May 8 finalized its rule requiring drugmakers to include price information in television ads for any products that cost $35 or more a […]

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