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By Jamie Court
Every time I look at Elon Musk’s picture now, I hear that Talking Heads song, “Run Away.” Psycho Killer Qu’est-ce que c’est Run, Run....Run, Run Away! Musk built a robot car “Auto-pilot” system that killed a Navy Seal in Florida in June and, as Chinese Television revealed recently, a driver in China...
Wall Street Taking Notice of California Initiative To Lower Drug Prices; Drugmakers Pour $22 Million More Into Campaign To Defeat It
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Drug companies poured $22 million more into their campaign to stop drug pricing reform Proposition 61 after Wall Street began to query the companies about losing the election. For the first time, Proposition 61 was mentioned in an earnings call by a major drug company on October 18th. On the call, Goldman Sachs analyst Jami...
Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to prohibit autonomous vehicles without a human driver capable of taking control until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enacts enforceable standards covering the safety performance of robot cars.
Consumer Watchdog Tells DMV Not to Allow Robot Cars on Public Roads Until Feds Enact Safety Standards
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to prohibit autonomous vehicles without a human driver capable of taking control until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enacts enforceable standards covering the safety performance of robot cars. NHTSA has proposed a...
State Farm Agrees to Reduce Dwelling Insurance Rates by $100 Million Following Consumer Watchdog Challenge
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – Answering Consumer Watchdog’s call on State Farm to drastically reduce its dwelling insurance rates, California’s largest homeowners insurance company has agreed to slash these rates by 40%. State Farm’s dwelling insurance protects policyholders who need to insure a home other than the one they occupy....
Consumer Watchdog Releases Election Alert Video Showing Celebrities in ‘Get-Out-the-Vote’ Videos Barely Vote Themselves
CONTACT Cody Rosenfield & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog released a video election alert today, called “Vote for Real,” that reveals that celebrities in ‘get-out-the-vote’ videos voted in less than 4 of every 10 elections and highlights the real issues on this year’s California ballot. The non-profit, non-partisan organization said...
Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court debates the drug industry's representative Kathy Fairbanks about Prop 61, which lowers the prices the state of California pays for prescription drugs. Paid for by Consumer Watchdog Campaign - Yes on 61, Major Funding by Yes on Prop 61, Californians for Lower Drug Prices, With Major Funding by...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: California Moms Whose Kids Depend On Mylan's EpiPen Condemn Deceptive TV Ads Against Prop 61
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – After news broke Friday that Mylan must pay $465 million for overcharging Medicaid for the EpiPen, mothers whose children rely on the life-saving allergy drug denounced drug company greed, and called on voters to pass Proposition 61 to stop drug company price-gouging and save lives. Consumer Watchdog released an analysis...
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today welcomed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed broadband privacy regulations, saying that if enacted the rules would offer consumers significant control over how broadband internet access providers can use much of their customers’ personal data. “Internet Service Providers (ISPs)...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Kaiser Family Foundation Under Fire For Only Including Drug Makers In Prop 61 Price Control Debate; President Drew Altman Called On To Provide Balance In Tomorrow’s Panel
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog today called out the Kaiser Family Foundation for holding a one-sided debate on drug price controls tomorrow that allows the opponents of Prop 61, the drug makers who raised $90 million against the effort to rein in California’s drug bills, a seat but leaves proponents out. The drug-pricing panel...