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News Release | U.S. PIRG

Release: Consumer groups, health experts call for changes to accelerated drug approval in FDA reform bill

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will mark up a discussion draft on the Food and Drug Administration’s user fee legislation next week. In response, U.S. PIRG joined over 35 health experts and other advocacy groups in a letter released on Friday recommending stronger enforcement of post-market clinical trials for accelerated approval drugs to better protect patients.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

California Right to Repair bill dies in Senate Committee

 

The California Senate Appropriations committee failed to pass Sen. Susan Eggman’s (Stockton) Right to Repair bill, SB 983, Thursday, which would have significantly expanded Californians’ access to the parts, tools, and service information needed to fix consumer electronics and appliances. 

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund

New consumer guide highlights the clean air and cooking benefits of induction cooktops

 

As a growing number of studies have shed new light on the health and environmental harms of gas stoves, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center are releasing a new consumer guide that provides information on how to protect American families and the environment by switching to induction cooking.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection

Release: California repair shops press for "Right to Repair," fear for their livelihoods

On Tuesday, dozens of repair shops took their message to the Statehouse as part of a virtual lobby day, calling for the state Senate to advance Right to Repair reforms. As part of the efforts, CALPIRG released a new survey of 63 local repair shops from across the state to highlight the urgency of the issue.

News Release | PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: 1 million Americans dead from COVID-19

President Biden is acknowledging the loss of 1 million American lives to COVID-19 on Thursday. The Administration marks the sad milestone as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have risen across the United States in recent weeks, most sharply in the Northeast. 

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