Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Groups Opposing Affordable Coronavirus Medicines Fueled by Big Pharma Contributions
Groups that opposed congressional principles to make future COVID-19 treatments and vaccines affordable and available for any manufacturer to produce have received millions in contributions from the drug industry in recent years, a new Public Citizen analysis has found. In early April,...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Vaccine Czar Should Be Subject to Conflict of Interest Code, Groups Say in Ethics Complaint
President Donald Trump’s vaccine czar – who has extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry – should be subject to conflict of interest and disclosure rules, Public Citizen and Lower Drug Prices Now said in a complaint filed today. In the complaint, filed with the inspector general of the U.S...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
End Date Approaches for Seven Health Insurers’ Offers of Free Coronavirus Care
Seven major private health insurers’ offers to waive copays and deductibles for coronavirus care are set to end by June 1, but all health care insurers should extend the fee waivers until the end of the pandemic, Public Citizen said today. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, most major...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Exxon, Amazon and Facebook Should Heed Shareholders’ Calls for Political Activity Disclosure, Removal of Political Misinformation
Exxon and Amazon should listen to their shareholders and commit to fully disclosing their political activity, and Facebook should reexamine its policy of not fact-checking political advertisements on its platform, Public Citizen said today. The corporations are holding their annual shareholder...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Most Insulin Patients Won’t Benefit Under Trump’s Plan
Note: President Donald Trump announced today that 1,750 Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans have applied to participate in a model to limit insulin out-of-pocket payments. Only 54% of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in so-called “enhanced plans” that are eligible to participate in...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Analysis Finds 65% of Top Interior Meetings Included Energy Groups, Lobbyists
Nearly two-thirds of top U.S. Department of the Interior meetings with the private sector have been with oil, gas and coal groups or their lobbyists that may benefit from coronavirus bailouts, a new Public Citizen report finds. The report comes as President Donald Trump signed an executive order on...
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Monday, May 18, 2020
Brouillette Should Resign Over Racially Insensitive Remarks
Note: In an interview with Axios today, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette compared the refusal by several major banks to finance oil and gas development in the Arctic to discrimination faced by people of color. No, Secretary Brouillette, the experiences of oil and gas companies are not...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Six Essential Questions for Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ Vaccine Program
Note: President Donald Trump today announced “Operation Warp Speed,” intended to accelerate the development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. There’s a lot we don’t know about President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed. Here are a few essential questions: Taxpayers already have invested...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Congress Must Guarantee Health Coverage During Pandemic
Note: U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today unveiled the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act, which would eliminate all out-of-pocket health costs for every person during the COVID-19 crisis. It should be common sense that, amid...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
New Climate Policy Platform Centers on Social and Worker Justice
Members of the U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN), a network of more than 175 U.S. organizations, today announced the Vision for Equitable Climate Action, a new policy platform that is necessary to combat the climate crisis effectively while advancing justice for workers and frontline communities...
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