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News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health, Consumer Protection

Stop the Superbugs:

MASSPIRG calls on President Obama to curb misuse and overuse of antibiotics.

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Media Hit | Solid Waste

Thirty years later, they’re still pushing the bottle bill

MASSPIRG's Executive Director Janet Domenitz's career as political organizer and effort to update the Bottle Bill on the ballot this November. 

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

The Fight Continues to Label GMOs

Coalition of advocates in support of labeling foods  that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) announced that it will redouble its efforts to pass GMO labeling legislation in the next session. 

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Consumers should not be denied basic information of a GMO label

MASSPIRG argues why Boston Globe Editorial has it wrong on GMO food labels.

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Blog Post | Consumer Protection

The CFPB at Three: A Child Prodigy | Ed Mierzwinski

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turned just three years old Monday, July 21st, but when you look at its massive and compelling body of work, you must wonder: Are watchdog years like plain old dog years? Is the CFPB now a full-sized, 21-year-old adult? The answer is no, not yet. The CFPB is still growing and developing and adding programs and projects. The CFPB is, however, at three years old, certainly a child prodigy. Despite overwhelming public support, however, powerful special interests continue to attack it. Yet, the idea of the CFPB needs no defense, only more defenders.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

A Year After the ACA, State Legislature Holds the Key to Lower Costs

Boston, MA - Statement of Deirdre Cummings, Legislative Director for MASSPIRG on the one-year anniversary of the final passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the new federal health care law, and the impact and potential it holds for Massachusetts consumers and small businesses.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Massachusetts Earns a “B+” in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending

Massachusetts gets a “B+” when it comes to openness about government spending according to new report, Following the Money 2011: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Wrong Way on Cost Control

MASSPIRG's statement reguarding the $11million bonus and severance package given to Cleve Killingsworth,  the former CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

President Signs Historic Food Safety Bill

Statement of MASSPIRG Consumer Associate Micaela Preskill on the signing of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

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