A Prescription for Disaster: One in 12 Doctors Received Money to Push Opioids

When a doctor recommends a medication, you most likely have the expectation that this advice comes from a place of…

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Chamber of Commerce’s Big Ties to Big Tobacco Under Fire

You can’t please all of the people all of the time, and if you’re the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that’s…

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Hall of Shame: Experian

As someone who has experienced a (relatively minor) case of identity theft, I can personally attest to how frustrating and…

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Hall of Shame: Online Tribal Payday Lenders

Payday lenders have never enjoyed a favorable public opinion. These companies are generally seen as manipulative at best and predatory…

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JP Morgan Chase Expected to Pay Record Settlement

The story of banking giant JP Morgan Chase’s $13 billion settlement has been in heavy rotation on network and cable…

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Hall of Shame: Johnson & Johnson’s License Suspended

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is currently under fire as the subject of thousands of lawsuits involving defective products, including…

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Hall of Shame: Chinese Chicken Jerky Dog Treats and the FDA

For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been investigating a possible contamination in chicken jerky dog treats.…

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Hall of Shame: New PayPal User Agreement

Changes have come to PayPal’s user agreement, and of course, the changes are not for the benefit PayPal customers. The…

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Criminalizing Whistleblowers: Big Ag Wins at Consumers’ Expense

On March 2, 2012, Iowa’s Governor Branstad signed House File 589 into law, creating a new crime of “agricultural production…

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Unhappily Musing on the “News”

It always amazes me how editors of newspapers can mold public opinion merely by the wording of headline and the…

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