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From a win in the New York Senate, to a new bill in Congress: A roundup of news on Right to Repair

 | by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

How one person "shopped around" for surgery in Boston using the new hospital price tools required by the federal government. 

 | by
Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

We’re backing legislation to prevent the billionaire Sackler family from using the corporate bankruptcy of its company Purdue Pharma (makers of Oxycontin and other opioids) to avoid personal liability in ongoing lawsuits by some 24 state Attorneys General attempting to bring some justice to the families of the victims of the opioid crisis. Congress held a hearing Tuesday, June 8 at noon ET.

Louisiana National Guard members clean up after Hurricane Laura | Lake Charles, Louisiana | CC 2.0, courtesy of the Louisiana National Guard
 | by
Mark Morgenstein
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network

You never know what a hurricane will unearth