Nonprofit Groups’ Letter to Commissioner Gottlieb on Menu Labeling

August 2, 2017. The FDA should maintain the current menu labeling requirements that allow Americans to easily access nutritional information about the food they purchase. Two thirds of adults and one third of children are overweight or obese and displaying nutrition information can help them make informed decisions.

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Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition Letter to Senators Opposing the “Right to Try” Law

July 31, 2017. Sen. Johnson’s proposal would remove FDA from the process, allow companies to charge whatever they want, not allow FDA to consider any harm that the experimental drug causes when used under the Right To Try auspices, and thus eliminate the safeguards and monitoring that otherwise are done to determine whether the patient has been helped or harmed by the experimental drug.

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NCHR Response to Senate Health bill

July 28, 2017. All three versions of the so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would have resulted in much worse, not better, health care for Americans than our current healthcare program.

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NCHR Comments on CPSC Agenda and Priorities for FY2018-2019

July 26, 2017. We are very concerned about exposures to phthalates in children’s toys and other products as well as endocrine-disrupting chemicals and other safety concerns related to recycled tire crumb rubber and other artificial turf (including “poured in place” surfaces).

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NCHR Comment on the USPSTF’s Draft Recommendations for Tobacco and Nicotine Use Prevention in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions

July 21, 2017. We support many of the methodological proposals included in USPSTF’s draft research plan to study the impact of interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco and nicotine use in children and adolescents. However, the draft approach would not evaluate the effectiveness of specific types of interventions on subgroups of children and adolescents. We strongly recommend making the above changes to strengthen the utility of the research findings that USPSTF will rely on for its recommendations.

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