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NCL decries presidential candidate Gingrich’s attack on child labor laws

November 22, 2011

The National Consumers League is condemning Newt Gingrich's suggestion to improve failing schools by replacing unionized janitors with young students.

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday news: Internet holiday shopping tips for savvy consumers

November 22, 2011

Whether consumers do their holiday shopping online at the workplace, from their phones, or at home, advocates are reminding them to practice safe e-shopping habits in the coming weeks and year-round.

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NCL statement in support of increased FDA funding

November 15, 2011

Read NCL's statement in reaction to today's decision made by House and Senate conferees to increase funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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NCL statement in support of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act

November 4, 2011

Sally Greenberg, Executive Director of the National Consumers League, issued this statement in support of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act HR 1002, which will be voted on by the US House of Representatives this evening.

Read more: NCL statement in support of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act

Surgeon General joins Baltimore launch of national Script Your Future campaign to highlight importance of taking medication as directed

November 2, 2011

New public opinion research released today by NCL shows need for tools and resources to support medication adherence, more open conversations between health care professionals and patients about the health consequences of non-adherence

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Advocates mourn passing of Virginia Knauer

October 31, 2011

Consumer advocate Virginia Knauer passed this month at the age of 96. Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, Knauer used her position to lobby for consumer-protection reforms like clear product labeling and unit pricing.

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Stock up on worker-friendly treats this Halloween

October 28, 2011

National Consumers League encouraging parents to purchase candy manufactured from union-made suppliers and avoid candy makers committing wage theft.

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NCL testimony at the FDA on Prescription Drug User Fee Act

October 24, 2011

Today, NCL's Sally Greenberg is testifying at an important hearing related to the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act. Read her comments on how the FDA's proposed recommendations must do more to ensure the safety of patient and consumers, as well as the scientific integrity of the drug review process.

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NCL statement on IOM’s front-of-package labeling recommendations

October 20, 2011

Today the Institute of Medicine issued a proposal to improve the package labeling on food products. Read what NCL has to say about it.

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FCC must hold industry accountable to ensure bill shock protections

October 19, 2011

Consumers will only benefit through rigorous oversight, says national consumer group.

 

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