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NCL, FDA launch campaign to help consumers avoid food-drug interactions

November 10, 2010

With millions of Americans taking prescription or over-the-counter medications each day, the issue of interactions between medications and certain foods is of growing importance.NCL and the FDA have teamed up to alert consumers to the possibility that the medications they are taking could interact with foods, caffeine, and alcohol.

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NCL thanks Western Union for underwriting LifeSmarts study aid

November 1, 2010

With the 2010-2011 National LifeSmarts Competition well underway in high school classrooms across the country, NCL has announced a new study aid for coaches and students underwritten by Western Union.

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NCL thanks NACDS Foundation for $1 million contribution to campaign urging correct medication use

October 27, 2010

Public health benefits of proper medication use – or “medication adherence” – include improved lives and reduced healthcare costs.

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'Compensation Czar', Surgeon General to be honored with NCL Trumpeter Award

October 7, 2010
Bringing together a diverse group of representatives of labor unions, advocates, legislators, organizations, and industries, NCL will honor ‘Compensation Czar’ Kenneth Feinberg and United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D. with its highest honor, the 2010 Trumpeter Award, this week in Washington, DC.

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NCL to Congress: get tough on gold ‘investments’ with H.R. 6149

September 23, 2010
Consumers may consider gold and precious coins to be an effective investment hedge against inflation, but recent investigations by federal, state and local enforcement agencies suggest that some gold dealers may be leveraging recessionary fears to steer consumers into buying gold and precious coins at inflated prices. NCL is weighing in.

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As Congress addresses egg recall, groups call on industry to phase out cages

September 22, 2010
Hours before a Congressional hearing on the largest egg recall in U.S. history, the National Consumers League, the nation’s oldest consumer organization, and The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, joined forces to call on the egg industry to phase out the cage confinement of laying hens in order to reduce food safety risks and animal cruelty.

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Statement on appointment of Elizabeth Warren as CFPB interim director

September 18, 2010
NCL has issued a statement of support for President Obama's appointment of Elizabeth Warren as interim director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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LifeSmarts program launches new year of competition, curriculum

September 13, 2010
The 2010-2011 LifeSmarts season is officially underway this week, with a new competition year going live at the program’s online home, www.lifesmarts.org, along with a variety of new resources for adult and youth participants.

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Consumer group calls on DeCoster-owned egg franchise to clean up act – across the board

2010 egg recallAugust 25, 2010
Linking disreputable labor, animal treatment, environmental practices to Salmonella egg recall, NCL demanding transparency, reform.

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Statement by NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg on comprehensive financial reform

July 16, 2010
The National Consumers League hails the passage of  the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill in the Senate as major victory for American consumers.

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