ConnPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

How the pandemic has worsened the medical debt crisis

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Next week, the full House of  Representatives is expected to vote on HR2668, critical legislation to restore Federal Trade Commission authority to disgorge ill-gotten gains from corporate wrongdoers to use to compensate victims of the crime. This spring, the Supreme Court had held that the power was not clearly defined in law, even though courts had upheld the authority for many years, allowing the FTC to return billions of dollars  to consumers.

-- Cover graphic of FTC Building via Flickr, by Boston Public Library, Some rights reserved.

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Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Wendy's, the third largest burger chain in the country, committed to prohibiting the routine use of medically important antibotics in its meat supply chains by the end of 2030. 

 | by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

How drug companies keep prices high through tricky marketing and sales tactics

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

If you’re stunned that safety standards for inclined sleepers weren’t required before, get this: The new rules don’t take effect for a year. That’s one of the problems in the world of infant sleep.

In June, Beech-Nut announced that it would stop selling its single grain rice cereal after testing by Alaska officials revealed high arsenic levels.

From Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, people just want to fix their stuff.

As Microsoft joins the $2 trillion club, a shareholder group presses for Right to Repair 

Burger King customer service staff told concerned callers in June that the company plans to phase out PFAS in its packaging by the end of 2021.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With the new federal law that takes effect June 30, we should start seeing a decline in illegal robocalls. But the scams certainly won't halt overnight. Here are some tips to live by.