July 2003: Journalist
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Jun 24, 2010
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 24, 2010 Talks on reducing whale hunting break down
QUOTE: Three years of talks aimed at reducing whaling activity by Japan, Norway and Iceland broke down Wednesday, leaving management of the population of the world's largest animals essentially in the hands of whale hunters.
Washington Post Oct 04, 2008 FDA Sets Safety Threshold for Contaminant Melamine
QUOTE: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), head of a House subcommittee that oversees FDA funding, criticized the agency for saying there could be safe levels of melamine in foods.
Washington Post Aug 15, 2007 NASA Revisions Create a Stir in The Blogosphere
QUOTE: NASA has slightly revised its record of average annual temperatures in the United States since 2000 -- modifications that researchers say are insignificant but that some conservative commentators and bloggers have seized upon to assert that global warming has been hyped as a problem.
Washington Post Aug 02, 2007 FDA's Retention Bonuses Rise to the Top: Critics Say Money Goes to Managers, Not Scientists Coveted by Drug Firms
QUOTE: FDA officials justified Glavin's bonuses by saying her pay should be close to the salaries of those employed by companies she regulates, namely Washington lobbyists… To critics, the payments bore little relationship to the agency's performance and reputation or to the likelihood that someone might depart.
Washington Post Jul 29, 2007 Bush Aide Blocked Report: Global Health Draft In 2006 Rejected for Not Being Political
QUOTE: A surgeon general's report in 2006 that called on Americans to help tackle global health problems has been kept from the public by a Bush political appointee without any background or expertise in medicine or public health, chiefly because the report did not promote the administration's policy accomplishments...
Washington Post Jul 23, 2007 In Alaska, a Road Marked With Controversy
QUOTE: proponents say isolated native Alaskans...could die for lack of emergency medical care if federal officials do not allow the road to be built .... But environmentalists say the road would wreak havoc with the heart of one of the most fertile wildlife breeding and feeding sites in the nation...
Washington Post Jun 22, 2007 EPA Chief Proposes Tougher Ground-Level Pollution Standards for Ozone
QUOTE: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said yesterday that current limits on ozone air pollution do not adequately protect public health as he released a proposed regulation to lower the limit by as much as 20 percent in coming decades. The proposal came under immediate attack by business and industry groups.
Washington Post Jun 17, 2007 FDA Scrutiny Scant In India, China as Drugs Pour Into U.S.: Broad Overseas Checks Called Too Costly
QUOTE: Over the past seven years, amid explosive growth in imports from India and China, the FDA conducted only about 200 inspections of plants in those countries, and a few were the kind that U.S. firms face regularly to ensure that the drugs they make are of high quality.
Washington Post Jan 26, 2007 Largest Pork Processor to Phase Out Crates: Va.-Based Smithfield to End Practice of Keeping Pregnant Pigs in Small Cages
QUOTE: The largest U.S. pork supplier, Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, said yesterday that it will require its producers to phase out the practice of keeping pregnant pigs in "gestation crates" -- metal and concrete cages that animal welfare advocates consider one of the most inhumane features of large-scale factory farming.
Washington Post Jul 21, 2006 Prescription Errors Kill, Injure Americans, Report Says: Extensive National Study Finds Widespread, Costly Mistakes in Giving and Taking Medicine
QUOTE: At least 1.5 million Americans are sickened, injured or killed each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications, the influential Institute of Medicine concluded in a major report released yesterday.
Washington Post Jul 03, 2006 Petitions to FDA Delay Generic Drugs, Critics Say: Critics Say Companies Misusing Process
QUOTE: A procedure designed to alert the Food and Drug Administration to scientific and safety issues is getting a hard look from members of Congress, who say they are concerned that it may be getting subverted by the brand-name drug industry.
Washington Post Jun 28, 2006 Study Cites Marked Drop In FDA's Warning Letters
QUOTE: In addition to a drop of almost 50 percent in the number of on-site inspections at manufacturing plants, the 15-month probe found that in some cases, FDA headquarters rejected the enforcement recommendations of agency field offices despite inspectors' findings that violations had led to deaths or serious injuries.
Washington Post Jun 09, 2006 Unapproved Drugs Called 'Threat': FDA Chief Says Some Medications Bypass Process to Ensure Safety
QUOTE: Thousands of prescription drugs never approved by the Food and Drug Administration are on the market, and some pose clear health risks to patients...
Washington Post May 12, 2006 Vioxx Debate Echoed in Battle Over Dog Drugs
QUOTE: ...formal -- but by many accounts ineffective -- government and industry efforts to warn veterinarians and dog owners of the drugs' risks. In 1999, 300 pet owners filed a lawsuit against Pfizer Inc., alleging that its early dog arthritis medicine Rimadyl had seriously harmed their pets.
Washington Post May 04, 2006 Unintended Pregancies of Poor Women on the Rise
QUOTE: Researchers found that from 1994 through 2001, the rate of unplanned pregnancies increased by almost 30 percent for women below the federal poverty line...authors noted that some state and federal reproductive health programs have been cut or made more restrictive in recent years.
Washington Post May 03, 2006 Court Backs Experimental Drugs for Dying Patients
QUOTE: Terminally ill patients have a constitutional right to obtain experimental drugs before the Food and Drug Administration has decided whether to approve them...
Washington Post Apr 25, 2006 Drug Firms' Deals Allowing Exclusivity: Makers of Generics Being Paid to Drop Patent Challenges, FTC Review Finds
QUOTE: Brand-name drug companies have resumed the practice of slowing the sale of cheaper generic competitors by cutting deals that result in paying millions of dollars to makers of generic drugs while consumers continue to pay brand-name prices.
Washington Post Apr 24, 2006 FDA Is Criticized Over Drugs' Safety Problems: Response to Approved Medications Cited
QUOTE: The Food and Drug Administration is sometimes too slow in picking up safety problems once drugs are on the market and in responding to emerging danger signals, a federal study concluded in a report...
Washington Post Apr 19, 2006 Obstacles to Generic Drugs Criticized: Drugmakers' Control of Branded Product Affects Possible Savings
QUOTE: With an unprecedented number of top-selling drugs scheduled to go off patent within five years...branded drug companies are constructing roadblocks to potential savings of $23 billion...
Washington Post Apr 07, 2006 Platinum Found in Women With Breast Implants
QUOTE: Researchers have found a new reason for possible concern about the safety of silicone gel breast implants: high and potentially hazardous levels of the metal platinum in some women who had silicone implants in their bodies for many years. With the Food and Drug Administration poised to allow silicone implants back on the market for unrestricted sale, two researchers reported this week in a journal of the American Chemical Society that they found high levels of platinum salts in the urine, hair and breast milk of 16 women with silicone gel implants.
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