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Sacramento, CA – A California Assembly committee approved a bill today to begin reversing the opioid overdose epidemic and save lives. More people are lost in California to drug overdoses than any other state, and many of those family members testified to their...
JUNE 14, 2016 UPDATE: This morning, the Assembly Business and Professions committee voted 16-0 for SB 482 by Senator Lara, to rein in opioid over-prescribing and curb the overdose epidemic. Prince’s death, and the loss of thousands of Californians every...
Santa Monica, CA – Two years after Consumer Watchdog called on the California Medical Board to suspend the license of former San Diego Chargers team doctor, David Chao, the Board has charged Chao with negligence in the death of former Chargers linebacker Junior...
Santa Monica, CA -- State Farm, California’s largest homeowner insurance company, has overcharged its customers approximately $78 million –$285,000 per day – since at least July 2015, and should be required to refund that money, Consumer Watchdog said...
San Francisco, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to reject a proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna that will severely restrict competition in California and is expected to cause health insurance price increases and benefit...
Santa Monica, CA – President Obama will give the keynote address at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit tomorrow where prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are being highlighted as essential tools to reduce prescription abuse. A California...
A consumer advocates group filed a complaint Friday with the state’s ethics agency seeking an investigation into whether a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown influenced appointments to the state Public Utilities Commission while she owned stock in Pacific Gas &...
DMHC Must Require Consumer Protection Commitments in Anthem-Cigna Merger or Reject Plan If Companies Refuse, Says Consumer Watchdog
Santa Monica, CA — Consumer Watchdog today urged the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) to require Anthem and Cigna to commit to a series of consumer protections over prices and benefits to address the companies’ past harmful practices, or reject the...
After Consumer Watchdog Shows Allstate Has Been Overcharging California Homeowners Policyholders For Years, Allstate Will Immediately Cut Overall Rates By 12.6%
Santa Monica, CA -- Responding to multiple challenges to its excessive homeowners insurance rates brought by Consumer Watchdog over the last two years, Allstate has agreed to reduce its homeowners rates by 12.6% overall, effective February 1, 2016. Policyholders will...
Obama Administration Doubles Down On Fight Against Opioid Abuse With $1.2 Billion In Proposed New Funding
Santa Monica, CA – President Obama proposed another $1.2 billion in federal funding to raise the ante in the fight against opioid abuse, including funds to expand the use of state prescription drug databases. A California bill would implement this prevention...