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News Release
4/20/2016
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Santa Monica, CA -- Three rate proposals from State Farm – California’s largest commercial multi-peril insurer – to increase commercial multi-peril insurance rates by up to 9.0% on average, or $6.6 million combined, will lead to overcharges, Consumer...
Blog Post
4/29/2015
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Doctors are more confident in prescribing pain medication after reviewing a patient’s medical history. We’ve received a few messages from patients worried that a proposal to have doctors check a patient’s medical history before prescribing powerful...
Blog Post
4/29/2015
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

It’s good to be king. As long as shareholders are happy, ratepayers continue to scramble to keep their health insurance. What’s to stop insurers? Nothing in California, that’s for sure. Anthem announced today that its first-quarter earnings jumped 23...
News Release
11/4/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

DANVILLE, CA – Bob Pack, the author of Proposition 46 who lost his two children Troy and Alana due to medical negligence, released the following statement: “This was a battle worth fighting. But the battle doesn’t stop here.   We’ve opened...
News Release
11/3/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

LOS ANGELES, CA: According to Dr. Peterson’s own admission, he had developed a crystal meth habit while in medical school. Dr. Peterson even admitted to self-administering a "date-rape" drug, saying it helped him counter the speed-inducing effect of...
News Release
10/31/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

CARMEL, CA: Dr. Bergstrom was arrested based on a report of sexual assault after a night of drinking. During the trial, the prosecution produced an audiotape which Dr. Bergstrom had accidentally created when he left his office dictation machine on. Dr. Bergstrom was...
News Release
10/30/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

FRESNO, CA: Dr. Flores had a history of arrests for domestic violence, possession of narcotics, and being under the influence -- including DUIs. The Medical Board began an investigation into Dr. Flores' suspicious prescriptions of controlled narcotics to eight...
News Release
10/29/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

San Diego, CA - Today the Civility Project, an organization that evaluates political advertisements, awarded the Yes on 46 campaign an A- for its ad featuring Sen. Barbara Boxer while it gave the No campaign a "C" for its ad paid for by insurance companies...
News Release
10/29/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

MURRIETA, CA: In July 2013, Dr. Vreeke was on duty, working as an anesthesiologist. Unfortunately, she was also impaired on a drug she had stolen from work that she had administered to herself intravenously. She was discovered and sent home. However, the next day she...
News Release
10/28/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- After suspicious behavior and inconsistencies were revealed in a routine audit of controlled substances, Dr. Trindle was asked to submit to a drug test. He tested positive for Fentanyl. At the time, Dr. Trindle was participating in a now-defunct...