Public Citizen mourns the passing of Dr. Sidney Wolfe

Dr. Sidney Wolfe, the founder of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and a unique figure in advancing public health, died yesterday. Since founding the Health Research Group in 1971 as part of Ralph Nader’s new nonprofit Public Citizen, Sid applied research-based advocacy to get dangerous drugs and devices off the market, win new protections for worker health and safety, address doctor misconduct, challenge the Food and Drug Administration to do its job better, and hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions.

The Washington Post obituary is here. A remembrance from Public Citizen’s President Rob Weissman is here.

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