Health and Safety

Public Citizen's health and safety work protects consumers by advocating for safer, more effective drugs, medical devices and other products; equitable health care services and more physician accountability; safer cars and trucks; and improvements in worker safety. View the Health Research Group's work listed chronologically.

Medical Resident Work Hours: Proposal Will Further Endanger Residents and Patients

Medical Resident Work Hours: Proposal Will Further Endanger Residents and Patients

Under intense pressure from dozens of physician organizations, a task force of the ACGME has proposed allowing first-year medical residents to work 28-hour shifts without sleep. Public Citizen is leading an effort to stop this proposal and protect residents and their patients from further harm.

Explore Public Citizen's Health and Safety Program

Doctor Discipline

Ethics in Clinical Trials


Find out how well your state is protecting patients from reckless or negligent doctors.
 
Public Citizen exposes unethical trials and fights for protections for human subjects in medical research.
 
 

Outrage!

Single-payer


Read what Public Citizen has to say about the most outrageous offenses in the world of public health.  
Health care is a right. Join us in our fight for single-payer health insurance.
   

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