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Public Citizen is a non-profit, consumer rights advocacy group and think tank founded in 1971. The group’s goal is to “ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power”. Public Citizen has five policy groups, including the Congress Watch division, the Energy Program, Global Trade Watch, the Health Research Group, and the Litigation Group with offices in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas.
Founded in 2009 and based in Los Angeles, California, FairWarning is a non-profit investigative news organization focusing on public health and safety. The organization revives the waning role of the media watchdog, publishing in-depth and hard-hitting investigations that bring attention to government accountability. FairWarning works to provide time-intensive, non-partisan news.
Consumer Reports is a non-profit focusing on safe products, ensuring fair market practices and informing consumers to make their own choices. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports offers unbiased research, journalism, public education, advocacy, and product testing and ratings. The organization works to ensure transparency, directly interacting with manufacturers suspected of misconduct. The group’s reach includes Consumer Reports Magazine, ConsumerReports.org, and Consumers Union, among other publications. The network includes 50 labs and a 327-acre automotive testing track.
As a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics works to eliminate harmful chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products. Founded in 2004, the group spreads awareness about dangerous cosmetic chemicals in order to promote public education, engagement, and overall health. The coalition has succeeded in pushing the cosmetic industry toward ingredient transparency, and has made progress in limiting the use of cancer-causing toxins.
Medscape is a medical library that includes breaking news, business updates, and expert perspectives. Dedicated to healthcare professionals worldwide, the publication works to improve public health by offering clinical resources, and drug and disease information. Founded in 1995, the database includes more than 8,000 prescription and over-the-counter drug monographs, FDA information, and 200 conference writings and personal consultants.
The United States National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library. Founded in 1836, the National Library of Medicine is a far-reaching medical database searched billions of times each year by millions of people. The organization coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics, and health information technology. The campus is located in the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.