Thousands of nursing homes nationwide are dealing with horrific shortages of supplies they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19.
A review of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Complaint Database reveals a sharp spike in consumer complaints about auto purchasing, leasing and finance since the beginning of the pandemic.
More than 1,000 health professionals have signed an open letter urging President Trump and state governors to save lives by reinstating stay-at-home orders, ramping up testing capacity, and increasing production of personal protective equipment.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.
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Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.
The FDA allows cosmetic companies to hide toxic fragrance ingredients from consumers. But this fall, California passed a landmark bill to change this.
Most airlines are only offering vouchers, not refunds, when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about COVID-19.
“Today’s indictment reinforces the need for Illinois policymakers to act to address the harm inflicted on ComEd’s customers and the public through ComEd’s maneuvers. While federal prosecutors may deliver a legal remedy for ComEd’s actions, bad public policies enacted in-part through ComEd’s scheme remain.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced today that he will be expanding Illinois’ restrictions designed to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the governor’s announcement, IllinoisPIRG director Abe Scarr released the following statement.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.