Entity: HHS - Food and Drug Administration

FDA Communications with White House Officials Involved in Federal Covid-19 Response

July 7, 2021
Records released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to American Oversight’s request for all email communications between agency and White House officials involved in the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. These records include communications and calendar entries reflecting contact between FDA and White House officials from March to April 2020.

FDA Communications with Pfizer About Potential Covid-19 Vaccine

June 15, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to American Oversight's request for Food and Drug Administration communications with Pfizer about a potential Covid-19 vaccine.

New Records Include Private Executives’ Emails with Hahn, Kushner

May 27, 2021
American Oversight has obtained new emails from 2020 in which Trump officials fielded requests from private-sector representatives, in some cases requesting assistance from top public health officials.

Records Show Frustration at FDA as Agency Prepared to Authorize Convalescent Plasma Treatment

May 26, 2021
American Oversight has obtained records from the summer of 2020 in which FDA officials expressed frustration with scientists at the NIH days before the planned authorization of convalescent plasma as a Covid-19 treatment, a decision heavily promoted by Trump.

Seeking Records from Seema Verma’s Lost Cell Phone

May 25, 2021
The top Trump official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says she lost her phone in the final days of the administration. American Oversight is seeking to ensure government records don’t disappear with it.

Emails from Spring 2020 Show Prominent TV Personalities Sending Requests About Hydroxychloroquine Trials

May 18, 2021
American Oversight has obtained records in which Dr. Mehmet Oz asked for federal assistance with obtaining hydroxychloroquine, a drug dubiously promoted by Trump as a coronavirus treatment.

HHS Communications Regarding FDA Decision on Convalescent Plasma

May 13, 2021
Records from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to American Oversight's request for FDA communications regarding Covid-19 treatments. These records include communication concerning the FDA's decision to on convalescent plasma from August 2020.

New Documents Show CDC Officials Dealing with Early Covid Testing Problems

April 29, 2021
American Oversight obtained more than 2,000 pages of documents from the early months of the pandemic that illustrate the CDC’s struggles to create and implement reliable Covid-19 testing.

Transcript: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 19, 2021
Transcript of Apr. 19, 2021, court teleconference discussing American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19. You can read about the lawsuit here.

Status Reports: American Oversight v. HHS, FDA, CDC, and CMS – High-Ranking Officials’ Text Messages Related to Covid-19

April 9, 2021
Status reports filed by American Oversight, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and/or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking the release of high-ranking officials’ text messages related to Covid-19.