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News Release
11/8/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The landmark insurance reform passed by California voters on Election Day twenty-eight years ago is paying off again today. Over 1.7 million State Farm homeowners, condo owners and renters will collectively receive more than $100 million in...
News Release
10/19/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

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...
News Release
10/10/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

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...
News Release
9/28/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog and families who lost loved ones in the opioid epidemic applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s signature today of a new law that will stem opioid overprescribing in California and save lives. SB 482 requires doctors to check a...
News Release
9/27/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog and families who lost loved ones in the opioid epidemic applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s signature today of a new law that will stem opioid overprescribing in California and save lives. SB 482 requires doctors to check a...
News Release
9/21/2016
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...
News Release
9/19/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Los Angeles, CA --  Taking the fight for lower-priced prescription drugs to the streets, Consumer Watchdog Campaign joined nurses, seniors, and patients to call for an end to price-gouging by the pharmaceutical industry at the kick-off of the Yes on 61 campaign...
News Release
8/24/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Sacramento, CA – With a unanimous vote the California Assembly approved SB 482 today, legislation that will begin reversing the opioid overdose epidemic by requiring doctors to check patients’ prescription histories before prescribing. The bill now heads to...
News Release
8/24/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Following Consumer Watchdog's petition for a hearing on Commerce West's application to increase its auto insurance policyholders' rates by 12% overall, the company has withdrawn its requested rate hike, saving California drivers...
News Release
8/23/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – In response to Consumer Watchdog’s challenge to State Farm’s proposed rate increases on businesses’ liability and property insurance, State Farm has agreed to cut the average overall rates it charges wholesale, retail, and...