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Minerva Novoa
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Minerva Novoa,
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Think your cell phone records are private? Think again! Stalkers, identity thieves, and data-brokers can access your private information. They could be displayed on the Internet for all to see or used in a variety of other ways to invade your privacy.

Consumers Union wants Congress to take a hard stance against this practice. You can help! Urge Congress to enact strong cell phone record protections for consumers!

ADHD drugs linked to deaths
Recent reports reveal at least 25 deaths and 54 serious heart problems in people taking attention deficit disorder drugs during a four-year period. Many of these were children. Despite well-documented drug safety mishaps, Congress hasn't made drug-safety reform a priority. Tell Congress to hold hearings now on drug safety bills.

Pay only for the Cable TV you watch
Tired of paying for cable channels you never watch? A new FCC report says you could save as much as 13% on your cable bill with a la carte programming. We're advocating for real cable channel choice that allows you to pick and pay for only those cable channels you want. Demand that Congress give you greater cable channel choice.

Migraines? We've got some answers for you
Migraines can make a person feel miserable, with its intense and disabling headaches. If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, the latest free report from Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs has information you won't want to miss. Read about triptans, the most frequently prescribed medicines, and learn about their benefits, side effects, and costs.

It's a national movement for reform
Twenty-eight states have filed hospital infection reporting bills so far this year! Bills in Vermont and Maryland near passage while a bill in Colorado has strong momentum, with a good chance of passing. A bill in Washington was blocked at the last minute by a Senate committee after House approval, but it's author has promised to bring it back in 2007. Go to our map to see where things are in your state.

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 March 01, 2006 4:51 AM

Check processing reforms have been slow to take hold. Learn more.

Rate hikes already? Some Medicare drug plans are doing this! Read on...

March cover, Consumer ReportsA national system of electronic medical records could save your life...and put your privacy at risk.

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Deadly side effects
Drug companies keep secret the results of clinical trials on new medicines. Is this in your best interest? Blog now!

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