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Defending FDA: Agency Requires Critical Funding To Protect Consumer Health, Safety

Sally Greenberg | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Sally Greenberg

Consumers can't be blamed for clicking on these advertisements in attempts to find the best deals available for themselves and their families. But oftentimes these sites are distribution centers for unregulated, illegally imported, and even counterfeit prescription medications.

From Patient To Consumer: Reimagining Health Care From A Consumer Perspective

Sally Greenberg | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sally Greenberg

Navigating our health care system is no easy task. For decades, consumers have been forced to contend with a fragmented health system that makes decision making an all-consuming challenge.

Reducing Food Waste in America: The Next Hot Consumer Issue

Sally Greenberg | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Sally Greenberg

Food waste is a national epidemic. Approximately 40 percent of food in the U.S. gets tossed out. It's is also an environmental issue: more than 97 percent of food waste ends up in landfills -- 33 million tons of food each year. Simply put, food waste is a problem.

Top 10 Child Labor Stories of 2015

Sally Greenberg | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Sally Greenberg

There were plenty of ups and downs in the fight against child labor this year. With an estimated 168 million children still trapped in exploitative labor, including 85 million doing hazardous work, we have an ambitious agenda ahead of us in 2016. Here are 10 highs and lows from 2015.

To Protect and Serve?

Sally Greenberg | Posted 10.14.2016 | Crime
Sally Greenberg

Unfortunately, it isn't only the inmates who suffer from these exorbitantly high phone rates. In the vast majority of cases, the charges get passed down to inmates' families, who are already struggling under the financial and emotional burden of having a loved one in prison.

The Greatest American Heroine You've Never Heard of: Why Florence Kelley Should Be the Woman on the Next $10 Bill

Sally Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Sally Greenberg

One of the National Consumers League's founders, Florence Kelley, was a champion for equal rights and consumer protections who fought her whole life for democracy and would be an ideal candidate - a true unsung female American hero.

Kim Bhasin

You May Be Paying Way Too Much At Walgreens | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Consumers in Manhattan shelled out $15.99 for Claritin at a Walgreens on 5th Ave., paying $4.50 more than those who bought the allergy med...

An Agenda to Make Sure Consumers are Heard

Chris Meyer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Eight of the nation's leading consumer groups are calling on President Obama and Congress to give consumers a greater voice in Washington.

It's All About the Numbers

Sally Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
Sally Greenberg

The National Consumers League requested that the FDA halt misleading nutrition rating systems used by retail supermarkets, which often appear in grocery stores as shelf tags next to the price of the food product and include a nutrition score or symbol indicating healthfulness.

Mind-Boggling Nutrition Guidance? You Betcha'!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The National Consumers League, claiming to represent consumers' interests, issued a press release this week announcing they had submitted a complaint to the FDA, asking the agency to banish NuVal from the nation's supermarkets.

Dave Jamieson

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: 'I Still Feel That Little Finger': Table Saw Victims Speak Out | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A consumers' advocacy group and a panel of table-saw victims called on government regulators and the power-tool industry Wednesday to en...

Women at Work: Historic Photos From the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

We celebrate Women's History Month with this selection of photographs, and observe the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a seminal event in women's labor history.