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Shopping online is usually convenient, easy, and a way to save money. But Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica says if you're shopping online through Google, it might actually be costing you money. Consumer Watchdog did a test comparing prices of several popular items...
Consumer Watchdog Outs Physicians Funding Opposition to ‘Pee In A Cup’ Initiative: Publishes List of Doctor Contributors To Opponents of Mandatory Physician Drug Testing
Santa Monica, CA – The nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group Consumer Watchdog is telling Californians about the list of physicians who have funded the opposition to a mandatory drug testing initiative for doctors. “Substance abuse among California...
Public Interest Groups Move Forward with Lawsuit A hastily-arranged press conference call Tuesday revealed Cal-EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control’s strategy in dealing with revelations of illegally dumping and recycling radioactive material from the...
SACRAMENTO -- As a showdown nears on legislation that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California, one prominent activist is criticizing four aides to Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) for their holdings in energy company stocks. Fracking...
Consumer Watchdog Asks FPPC To Review Whether Top Assembly Aide Maviglio Broke Law By Having Economic Interest In Decisions And Not Recusing Himself
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today asked the Fair Political Practices Commission to review whether top Assembly communications chief Steve Maviglio broke the law by having economic interests as a private consultant on legislation while influencing Assembly...
Santa Monica, CA – Ten doctors that the California Medical Board failed to take off the streets before repeated acts of negligence and patient endangerment harmed or killed their patients make the case for reforming California's patient safety laws, said...
The way voters get their news and education has rapidly changed from print and television sources to the online news marketplace, blogosphere and social media arenas. At the same time, the regulations governing campaign expense reporting remain focused on...
The nation’s largest health insurance carrier is facing a lawsuit alleging its mandatory in-house mail-order prescription service illegally threatens the health and privacy of patients who have HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. Public advocacy group...
Since 1975 the value of everything has gone up, except the value of a child’s life. A cap that doesn’t adjust for inflation was flawed from the day it was signed. 38 years is too late not to do something about it. This law is so old Jerry Brown signed it...
Is patient safety really a laughing matter? California Medical Board member Dr. Silvia Diego (see video below) seems to think so. Dr. Diego literally laughs during the October medical board meeting at the notion of doctors paying a modest increase in physician...