People news: POGO and Everyday Health

Paul Thacker, a muckraking pharma nemesis who made a name for himself as an investigator for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), is leaving the Project on Government Oversight, where he has been an investigator for a year since leaving the Senate, to serve as chief of investigations at United Republic, a new non-profit that will “shine a light on how political and economic forces have created the haves and the have nots.” “In this new position I'm going to expand into areas beyond science, medicine and the environment,” he said in an email. “I've spent almost a decade on these topics, and it's going to be hard to leave it behind.”

Everyday Health formed an advisory board including: former FDA commissioner David Kessler, MD; former CBS News president Andrew Heyward; former AMA editor in chief George Lundberg, MD; physician and medical journalist Mallika Marshall, MD; Rosetta co-founder Kurt Holstein; and former Genentech president and COO Myrtle Potter (also a member of Everyday Health's board of directors).