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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

MASSPIRG CALLS FOR LABELING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

MASSPIRG testifies in support of consumers' right-to-know when it comes to labeling of GE food.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Higher Ed

Interest Rates for over 150,000 Student Loan Borrowers in Massachusetts Set to Double on July 1

Unless Congress acts, on July 1, the interest rate for 158,718 student loan borrowers in Massachusetts will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. According to an issue brief released today by MASSPIRG, the rate increase translates into an additional $974 in debt per student, per loan.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

Group Spotlights Waste Ban Violations, Calls for Enforcement

"It's time to get more 'cops' on the beat," commented Janet Domenitz, Executive Director of MASSPIRG, which is collecting signatures on petitions asking DEP Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell to step up enforcement of the waste bans. "Garbage is a big business in Massachusetts, and it's clear that landfills, incinerators, waste haulers and big waste generators are flaunting these regulations." Although there is significant evidence of large scale violations of these waste bans, the DEP has only issued a handful of penalties over the past few years.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health, Consumer Protection

New Report Documents a Decade of Safety Violations by Compounding Pharmacies

The meningitis outbreak, which was traced back to the Framingham- based New England Compounding Center, was simply the latest and deadliest in a long line of errors and risky practices by compounding pharmacies across the country.

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Report | MASSPIRG | Public Health, Health Care

Prescription for Danger

The contaminated drug that caused last fall’s fungal meningitis outbreak and killed 55 people is just the tip of the iceberg of an industry-wide problem.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

MASSPIRG advocates closing student health care loophole, ensuring quality affordable insurance for Bay State students

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) argued for quality and affordable student health insurance plans at a legislative hearing in Boston today.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Washington, D.C.: MASSPIRG Applauds CBO Health Reform Report

Today’s CBO report is great news for health reform supporters.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Parents Beware

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, MASSPIRG announced on Tuesday in its 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG Supports Two Pro-Consumer Auto Insurance Bills

MASSPIRG calls for passage of two auto insurance proposals to lower auto insurance premiums and to prohibit insurers from using factors unrelated to driving record in setting rates.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy

Campaign Contributions Pave the Way for Highway Construction

The United States has 73,000 crumbling bridges, but year after year, startlingly few federal transportation dollars go to fixing them.

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