U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

In light of some of these newer cons, here is actionable information to help you avoid the aggravation, time and financial losses that come with sophisticated scams.

 | by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

How one person "shopped around" for surgery in Boston using the new hospital price tools required by the federal government. 

 | by
Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19 have all plummeted since mass distribution and administration of the vaccines began. A look back at a challenging year and how we got to this point. 

 | by
Matt Wellington
Director, Public Health Campaigns

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19 have all plummeted since mass distribution and administration of the vaccines began. A look back at a challenging year and how we got to this point. 

 | by
Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

 Some people ‘subscribe’ to ambulances, but the subscription may not be worth it

Without access to digital repair software, farmers are too often forced to send their machines to authorized dealers for fixes.

 | by
Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

"Apple-authorized" vendor leaks intimate photos

 | by
Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

The INVEST in America Act would help transform transportation by investing in roads, bridges, transit, and walking and biking infrastructure with an emphasis on fixing existing infrastructure and reducing pollution that harms our health and our climate.

 | by
Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

We’re backing legislation to prevent the billionaire Sackler family from using the corporate bankruptcy of its company Purdue Pharma (makers of Oxycontin and other opioids) to avoid personal liability in ongoing lawsuits by some 24 state Attorneys General attempting to bring some justice to the families of the victims of the opioid crisis. Congress held a hearing Tuesday, June 8 at noon ET.

Replacing the nation's lead service lines would protect children from lead exposure.