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News Release
4/23/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

SANTA MONICA, CA –Health insurance giants Kaiser, Blue Shield, Wellpoint/Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, United Health and the California Association of Health Plans have now given over $25 million of policyholder money, including nearly $12 million this month,...
News Release
3/24/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

Norwalk, CA -- Bob and Carmen Pack, whose young children died as a result of physician overprescribing will turn in 840,000 signatures by 3 pm today to qualify a landmark patient safety act for the November ballot.  Seven year old Alana and ten year old Troy were...
News Release
3/7/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- A California ballot initiative that has garnered more than 800,000 signatures from voters addresses a study published this week in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association that finds doctors are the biggest suppliers for chronic...
Blog Post
3/6/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

It's unbelievable.  A heart surgeon, who is practicing today, has a history of walking out on patients in the middle of open heart surgeries, according to a hospital administrator who filed a whistleblower lawsuit. The lawsuit follows a state report which...
News Release
3/3/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Following new allegations in Sunday’s Fresno Bee, that a heart surgeon repeatedly left surgeries before closing up patients’ chests, Consumer Watchdog called upon the state’s medical board and attorney general to act against the...
Blog Post
2/18/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

110 million Americans had their personal financial information breached at Target. That 's one out of two adult Americans. I was in Sacramento today to testify in front of a joint California Assembly committee hearing investigating the breach. And yet Target did...
Blog Post
1/16/2014
Posted by Jamie Court

“We were lucky to have a happy ending,” actor Dennis Quaid told a crowd at Consumer Watchdog’s Rage for Justice Awards in 2009. He was talking about the near-fatal overdose that his twins experienced at birth. They were given one thousand times the...
News Release
12/18/2013
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA – After learning that the hospital where a 13-year-old girl is on life support after routine tonsil-removal surgery has refused to release her medical records to the family, Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Attorney General,...
News Release
12/10/2013
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA – In a confidential email to hospital executives across California, the CEO of California’s hospital association Duane Dauner states the hospital lobby is poised to spend $60 million on its recently filed ballot measure for an “iron-...
News Release
12/5/2013
Posted by Jamie Court

Sacramento, CA – Bob Pack, whose two young children were killed by a drugged driver, today called on California lawmakers to repudiate shocking remarks that physician impairment due to substance abuse "Doesn't Matter" by signing the petition for his...