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Dr. Peter G. Lurie: Federal Trade Commission to Probe Grocery Practices

December 1, 2021 – Long before the current concerns about supply chain disruption, CSPI was concerned about anti-competitive practices in the grocery industry that dictate Americans’ choices and undermine our health. That’s why, in February of this year, we asked the Federal Trade Commission to use its authority under section 6(b) of the Federal Trade […]

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World Health Organization Recommends Sodium Caps in Foods

Excess salt in our diets, particularly from packaged foods and restaurant meals, promotes hypertension, heart attack, and stroke, contributing to on the order of 50,000 to 100,000 deaths each year in the United States. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 3 million deaths per year globally are attributable to excess sodium. Preventing these needless deaths should be considered an urgent priority for public […]

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Nation’s Leading Health Experts Urge GSA Administrator to Immediately Begin Presidential Transition

November 19, 2020 – Amid surging COVID-19 cases nationwide, nearly 200 former public health officials, public health and medical school deans, and public health and medical experts and researchers are sounding the alarm today in a letter to General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy. The letter warns that further delays in the presidential transition […]

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Peter Lurie: Trump Administration HHS Proposes Terminating Important Consumer Protections

WASHINGTON, November 5, 2020 — Yesterday, the Trump administration continued its war on the basic functions of government by announcing a proposal that jeopardizes regulatory safeguards established by the Department of Health and Human Services. The proposal will automatically let certain significant regulations expire after 10 years unless the agency takes proactive steps to assess […]

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Dr. Peter G. Lurie: FDA Should Revoke Emergency Use Authorization for Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

May 22, 2020 – Given the lack of evidence for its effectiveness, and the new evidence that hydroxychloroquine harms patients hospitalized with COVID-19, it is time for the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its Emergency Use Authorization for the drug. It remains inexplicable why President Trump decided to politicize the prospects of hydroxychloroquine over […]

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Consumers Should Still Avoid Sucralose (SPLENDA) Pending More Testing

May 9, 2017 – In 2016, the Center for Science in the Public Interest downgraded its safety rating of the artificial sweetener sucralose, the artificial sweetener in Splenda, from “caution” to “avoid” in the wake of the independent Ramazzini Institute’s findings that the chemical caused leukemia and related blood cancers in male mice.  The European […]

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Michael F. Jacobson: Gag Orders on Scientists Set Stage for More “Alternative Facts”

Jan. 24, 2017 – Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson It is an outrage.  The Trump Administration is gagging scientists across the federal government.  A flurry of news articles today report that scientists and other officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Health and Human […]

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Supermarkets “Rigged” through Secret Deals with Food Manufacturers

WASHINGTON September 28, 2016 – Consumer demand is not the only factor that determines what supermarkets sell.  Backroom deals between supermarket chains and food manufacturers help determine which products get placed in high traffic areas—and which products appear at all.  The Center for Science in the Public Interest today is releasing a report exposing these […]