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Statement: Johnson & Johnson recalls sunscreen products after tests detect carcinogens

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said Wednesday it’s voluntarily recalling all lots of five types of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen after internal testing showed “low levels of benzene” -- which can cause cancer -- in some samples. J&J also said consumers should stop using the sunscreen.

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Consumers, seniors, doctors, community leaders call on lawmakers to lower RX drug costs

MASSPIRG, Health Care For All and members of the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Affordability Coalition provided testimony before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in support of An Act to ensure prescription drug cost transparency and affordability (H.729), sponsored by Representatives Barber and Santiago, and An Act relative to pharmaceutical access, costs and transparency (S.771), sponsored by Senator Friedman. 

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School board officials call for $30 billion electric school bus investment

As infrastructure debate comes to a head, over 100 local officials signed on a letter, alongside Environment America and U.S. PIRG, calling for a $30 billion federal investment over the next 10 years, enough funding to replace half of the nation’s school bus fleets with zero-emission electric buses.

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Biden’s executive order supporting Right to Repair should boost campaign in Massachusetts

Boston -- President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order Friday to “promote competition in the American economy.” The 72 different initiatives included an order calling on the “FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to issue rules against anti-competitive restrictions on using independent repair shops or doing DIY repairs of your own devices and equipment.” A fact sheet from the White House singles out cell phones and tractors as specific products subject to the order.  

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STATEMENT: Biden plans executive order supporting Right to Repair

While broader action is possible, reports indicate that the Biden administration will at least call on the FTC to remove repair restrictions on farm equipment

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