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USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”
USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2017
The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Drugs OKed Faster in U.S. Than in Europe
Drugs OKed Faster in U.S. Than in Europe
Kerry Grens | Apr 10, 2017
In recent years, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved more drugs and in less time than the European Medicines Agency.
House Votes to Limit EPA Decision Making
House Votes to Limit EPA Decision Making
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2017
The “HONEST” Act, passed by the House this week, would restrict the nature of the research that can inform new regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt overrules the agency’s previous recommendation on chlorpyrifos. 
Science Advocates Decry Trump’s Proposed Budget
Science Advocates Decry Trump’s Proposed Budget
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2017
Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.
Prevention and Public Health Fund on the Chopping Block?
Prevention and Public Health Fund on the Chopping Block?
Tracy Vence | Mar 6, 2017
If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, the CDC could see a 12.4 percent budget cut.
House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2017
Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.
Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding
Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding
Bob Grant | Feb 28, 2017
The president’s 2018 budget request tips the scales in favor of military spending and away from civilian funding agencies, such as the NIH and NSF.
Oklahoma Attorney General Nominated to Lead EPA
Oklahoma Attorney General Nominated to Lead EPA
Kerry Grens | Dec 8, 2016
Scott Pruitt, who does not believe in man-made climate change, has sued the Environmental Protection Agency over policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
Duke Cardiologist Tapped to Lead FDA
Duke Cardiologist Tapped to Lead FDA
Bob Grant | Sep 17, 2015
The Obama administration has nominated Robert Califf, a researcher who conducted large clinical trials, as the next person to head the country’s drug approval agency.