A letter directed to elected officials.
Consumer Groups preliminary MDUFA suggestions to improve the agency’s performance in terms of ensuring that consumers have access to safe and effective medical devices, and to guarantee the scientific integrity of the safety review process.
Consumers Union writes in support of the Board of Podiatric Medicine’s (BPM) adoption of proposed section 1399.730, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. This proposal requires doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs) to notify their patients that they are licensed by the State of California, and provides the Board’s website address and the toll-free number where consumers with complaints may seek guidance.
Consumers Union comments on National Quality Forum’s proposal to change definition of “serious reportable events” from those that should “never” occur to those that should “not” occur. February 2, 2010 Download file
CU recommends that health reform bill should includes disclosure requirements of any payments to hospitals, medical schools, and others and provides for a smaller exemption for gifts.
All too often, drug advertisements fail to present the benefits and risks of using prescription drugs in an accurate and balanced way.