May 2, 2018, We urge the panel to recommend that FDA require additional well-designed superiority studies that use appropriate statistical methods to determine whether plazomicin cures infections and saves lives for patients who have no other options. With reliable methods, even small studies can show a clinically meaningful and significant benefit. Since there is no evidence that plazomicin works or is safe for patients who have no or limited options, approval will do more harm than good.Read More »
April 23, 2018. Many of the synthetic playground materials being used contain carcinogens, and when children are exposed to those carcinogens day after day, week after week, and year after year, they increase the chances of our children developing cancer, either now or as they get older. That should be adequate reason to not install them in Montgomery County.Read More »
April 17, 2018. Patients’ perspectives on how opioid use disorder is affecting their health, well-being, and daily lives will help the FDA and drug companies focus on studying outcomes that are most important and clinically relevant for patients.Read More »
April 16, 2018. To merit confirmation, judges must exhibit an ability to appropriately weigh and contextualize scientific evidence when matters involving science are before them. Vitter’s misrepresentations
of scientific evidence call into question her ability to do so appropriately. We therefore urge you to vote no on the confirmation of Wendy Vitter to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
April 16, 2018. Synthetic rubber play surfaces are now being proposed for MCPS outdoor play spaces. These “poured in place” and other types of rubber playground surfaces have many of the same risks as tire crumb and other rubber infill that the County Council realized were too dangerous to use in 2015.Read More »