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2013-10-29 16:22:48

Conference To Focus on Tackling The 3(rd) Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, will mark the tenth anniversary of its Safe Patient Project at the upcoming "Ending Medical Harm" conference at Columbia University in New York City on November 6. The conference will feature a series of panel discussions on the urgent need for hospitals to do more to prevent medical...

2013-09-26 08:24:15

Companion Report Highlights Benefits, Disadvantages and Loopholes for a Wide Range of Consumer Situations YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the nonprofit consumer service organization empowering consumers for more than 75 years, today announced the launch of HealthLawHelper.org, an innovative web-based tool that offers personalized guidance to help consumers better understand how they may be affected by the Affordable Care Act. The centerpiece of the Affordable...

2013-09-16 16:24:15

Consumers Union Calls For Stronger Action to Curb Antibiotic Overuse And To Prevent The Spread Of Deadly Infections in Hospitals WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to public health that is undermining our ability to treat infectious diseases and health care-acquired infections. The report notes that the use of antibiotics is the "single most...

2013-09-12 23:25:16

The firm is actively filing Stryker ABG II and Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits for those who have suffered serious complications allegedly caused by the metal-on-metal hip device recalled in 2012. (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Metal-on-metal hip implant patients are increasingly required to go under the knife for revision surgery that they must pay for, prompting the non-profit Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project to call for warranties guaranteed by the manufacturers of devices such as the...

2013-09-10 08:31:36

Warranties Will Ultimately Improve Safety and Quality of Implants AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, is calling on the top manufacturers of hip and knee implants to provide warranties that would entitle patients to have defective devices replaced at no cost. Consumers Union is pushing device makers to equip patients with warranties so they will have a better understanding of how long an implant is expected to last and...

2013-07-25 12:27:37

Majority Of Trader Joe's Shoppers Agree Grocer Should Stop Selling Meat And Poultry Raised On Antibiotics YONKERS, N.Y., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that 69 percent of shoppers who bought meat at Trader Joe's think the grocer should stop selling meat and poultry from animals routinely fed antibiotics, a practice that most experts agree threatens public health by promoting the spread of drug resistant...

2013-05-28 12:25:34

Campaign Calls On Grocer To Stop Selling Meat Raised On Antibiotics SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, called on Trader Joe's to help curb a major public health crisis today in a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle. The ad calls on the national grocer to stop selling meat and poultry from animals raised on antibiotics, a practice that threatens public health by promoting the spread of drug...

2013-05-23 12:27:42

Health Insurance Exchange Offers Plans Eligible for Subsidies, Enables Californians to Make Smart Choices SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Covered California, the new statewide marketplace for private health insurance, announced today the health plans that have been chosen to participate, along with their proposed rates. The announcement is an important milestone in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to Consumers Union, the policy and...

2013-05-08 20:25:35

Consumers Union Urges Policymakers to Enable Students to Refinance High Interest Loans and Negotiate Affordable Repayment Plans WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details the staggering debt that burdens an increasing number of graduating college students. The report highlights how this debt burden is having a long term damaging "domino effect" on the economy by making it even more difficult for young adults to...

2013-05-02 08:31:50

Campaign Calls On Grocer to Stop Selling Meat Raised on Antibiotics LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, called on Trader Joe's today to stop selling meat and poultry from animals raised on antibiotics. The ad highlights how the overuse of antibiotics by the meat and poultry industries on healthy animals is promoting the spread of drug resistant superbugs that...