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...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: USC Pharmacy Dean Reaped $6 Million Serving on EpiPen Board; Protest Demanded Resignation As Congress Grilled Mylan CEO
CONTACT 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...
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!" #...
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.
CONTACT Jamie Court & John M. Simpson
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...
Gasoline Trading Company Vitol Blames ExxonMobil Misinformation for California 2015 Gas Price Spike, Governor’s Committee Turns to Retail Price Manipulation as Cause
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Testifying before a state panel investigating California’s high gas prices, oil-trading company Vitol blamed ExxonMobil’s lack of transparency for the record 2015 gas price spike. Brad Lucas, a West Coast trader for the company, stated, “if there was more transparency around what was going on with refinery...
Consumer Watchdog presented in front of the Petroleum Market Advisory Committee on California's high gas prices. Jamie Court showed that high prices are the result of market power caused by just 4 companies controlling 78% of California's refining.
Report Finds Big Energy Companies Gave Big $ and Got Big Favors From Governor Brown With Dollars and Decisions Flowing In Close Proximity To Each Other
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA—Public interest group Consumer Watchdog today reported that twenty-six energy companies including the state’s three major investor-owned utilities, Occidental, Chevron, and NRG—all with business before the state—donated $9.8 million to Jerry Brown’s campaigns, causes, and initiatives, and to the...
View on YouTube In a new report, Consumer Watchdog listed twenty-six companies with business before the state of California that donated $9.8 million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the last eight years — and those donations were often made within days or weeks of winning favors.
Consumer Watchdog said the high profits from the state refiners that report them helps to explain the odd, extreme current gap between retail and wholesale gasoline prices in the state.