The Cost of Prescription Drug Patent Abuse
‘Chromebook Churn’ report highlights problems of short-lived laptops in schools
The pandemic pushed schools to provide every student with their own device, often turning to Chromebooks. A laptop for every student is likely here to stay, but now this new tech is failing. That’s because while we know milk goes bad, it turns out Chromebooks have expiration dates too.
The Plane Truth
Passengers fed up with airlines' performance; analysis of DOT data shows complaints quadruple, cancellations soar
Watching Wall Street: Top 20 Actions the CFPB Took in 2022 Making the Marketplace Safer for Consumers
Amidst uncertainty over the future funding of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), PIRG recaps top 20 actions the CFPB took under a full calendar year with Director Chopra at the helm in 2022.
Big credit bureaus, record complaints
This is the 26th report in PIRG’s series of reports based on complaints in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public consumer complaint database. Consumer complaint totals set new records in 2021 and again in 2022, rising 61% from 2021 (496,000) to 2022 (800,394). Total consumer credit reporting complaints nearly doubled, from 2021 thru 2022.
The Whole Foods Plastic Problem
Whole Foods can do more and do better to reduce single-use plastic packaging.
Get the Lead Out
Grading the states on protecting kids’ drinking water at school
Trouble in Toyland 2022
Dangerous, recalled toys are easy to buy, U.S. PIRG Education Fund investigation shows. Our 37th annual report looks at the problems of recalls, counterfeits and not heeding warning labels.
Superbugs in Stock
The majority of the grocery chains reviewed are failing to stop antibiotic overuse in their private label meat supply chains, a practice that spurs the development of dangerous drug-resistant superbugs.