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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on Commerce West's application to increase its auto insurance policyholders' rates by 12% overall, the company has withdrawn its requested rate hike, saving California drivers...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...
News Release
8/2/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog filed a petition challenging State Farm’s proposed rates for its dwelling insurance, charging that California’s largest homeowners insurer will be overcharging over 280,000 policyholders unless it cuts its rate by...
News Release
7/26/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA -- Challenging a proposal from the Farmers Insurance group of companies to hike its homeowners insurance rates by nearly 7.0% overall, or $78 million, Consumer Watchdog filed a petition today alleging that Farmers should instead decrease its overall...
Blog Post
7/22/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Obama administration officials’ love affair with self-driving cars is so blinding that even a fatal crash – caused when a Tesla in autopilot mode failed to "see" a white truck against a bright sky – has failed to slow their rush to deploy...
Blog Post
7/7/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Consumer Watchdog joined the nation’s leading consumer groups to submit a white paper to the Department of Justice today demonstrating why any potential remedies in the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers will not work to protect consumers from harm in...
News Release
6/23/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The U.S. Department of Justice should heed today's recommendation by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and reject the proposed $37 billion merger of health insurance giants Aetna and Humana, said Consumer Watchdog. Consumer...