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Vote No on Question 1 | Ben Martin-McDonough

Vote NO on Question 1 to make sure Massachusetts continues to invest in its roads, bridges, and public transporatation.

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Blog Post | Solid Waste

Janet Domenitz speaks at MassVote Ballot Question Forum on 10/29 | Ben Martin-McDonough

Janet Domenitz represented the Yes on 2 campaign at a MassVote Forum on 10/29 in Roxbury.

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Blog Post | Solid Waste

Janert Domenitz to speak at Ballot Questions Forum on Wednesday, 10/29 | Ben Martin-McDonough

Janert Domenitz to speak at Ballot Questions Forum hosted by the The Boston 500 tonight, 10/29, from 6:30-8pm at the Twelfth Baptist Church on 160 Warren Street in Roxbury

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health

New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Majority of Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics Use on Healthy Food Animals

The overwhelming majority of doctors--a total of 93 percent--are concerned about the common meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released today commissioned by Consumer Reports and released by Consumers Union and U.S. PIRG.

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Report | MASSPIRG and Consumers Union | Public Health

Prescription For Change

Our September 2014 survey of physicians paints a grim picture of the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections. The overwhelming majority of surveyed doctors reported that one or more of their patients had been diagnosed with a presumed or confirmed case of a multi-drug resistant bacterial infection in the past twelve months. They also expressed concern about the use of antibiotics in livestock production facilities on healthy animals in order to promote growth and prevent disease.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Keep the Focus on Lowering Health Care Costs

Statement from the Legislative Director of MASSPIRG on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s decision to give back $4.26 million to their customers after AG investigation into the excessive compensation awarded to former CEO Cleve Killingsworth. 

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Legislature Preserves Rx Gift Ban in Budget

MASSPIRG praised the legislature for rejecting Big Pharma attempt to repeal RX drug gift ban.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Legislature Preserves Rx Gift Ban in Budget

MASSPIRG praised the legislature for rejecting attempts by Big Pharma to repeal laws aimed at lowering our skyrocketing health care costs by reining in the drug industry’s aggressive and expensive marketing tactics in the budget.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Wall Street speculation costs consumers 83 cents a gallon at the gas pump

Excessive Wall Street speculation on oil futures translates to an increase of 83 cents a gallon.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Transportation

Legislature Hears Testimony on Gas Tax Bills

The Joint Committee on Revenue heard testimony today in support of an increase in the gas tax.  MASSPIRG is calling on the legislature to increase revenue in order to fund transportation.

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