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Blog Post
11/7/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Bernie Sanders came to Los Angeles’s Pershing Square today to tell Californians not to be deceived by the $130 million drug companies have spent against Prop 61’s controls on California drug prices. “Drug companies are spending over $130 million to defeat this initiative and to make certain the people of California and the...
News Story
10/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Ratepayers joined forces with consumer advocates recently to denounce Measure RRR, the proposed Los Angeles city charter amendment that would give the Department of Water and Power greater authority and flexibility when it comes to awarding contracts, hiring and setting rates.  The measure is backed by the Los Angeles City Council, Mayor Eric...
News Story
10/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Prescription drug prices in the United States are the highest in the world — by far. Californians on Nov. 8 have a chance to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry’s greed and spark a national movement to end this price-gouging. Today, no laws prevent drug companies from doubling or tripling prices. So they just do it. The most recent...
News Release
9/20/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber
LOS ANGELES, CA - Consumer Watchdog Campaign joined drug price advocates and people outraged over the price of Mylan, Inc.’s lifesaving EpiPen and other lifesaving drugs, including supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, to protest at the USC School of Pharmacy against Randall Vanderveen, PhD, R.Ph. Vanderveen is...
Video
9/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Protestors supporting Prop 61 on the November ballot in California spoke out against Mylan's greed by jacking up the price 500% on it's EpiPens and profiteering by a former Dean at USC.
Video
9/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Our Executive Director Carmen Balber speaks at a rally for #YesonProp61 in Downtown L.A.: "This issue is not going to change in Sacramento, it’s not going to change in Washington, D.C., it’s going to change because the voters take to the street and say no more, and force Pharma to lower prescription drug prices!" #...
News Story
9/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
English translation below.   Para Caritino Hernández y Antonia Cruz, ser dueños de su propio negocio y obtener ganancias “de miles de dólares” captó su atención cuando les ofrecieron ser distribuidores de Herbalife en 2008. Sin embargo, después de cuatro años de estar con...
News Release
8/29/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Attorney General Kamala Harris “to take immediate action on the hundreds of consumer complaints against Herbalife to obtain relief for the hundreds of Californians, regardless of their immigration status, who were victimized by Herbalife’s deceptive and predatory business...
News Story
8/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. The risk that Los Angeles neighborhoods could have power outages due to a shortage of gas storage will be lower this winter than it was over the summer, state energy officials said Friday. However a gas company official said the state is underestimating the risk that homes and...
News Story
8/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
This November 4 will be the second anniversary of the passage of Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial water bond, a measure that fishing groups, California Indian Tribes, grassroots conservation groups and environmental justice advocates opposed  because they considered it to be a water grab for...