November 24, 2010
In a letter to the Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, NCL has asked the Commission to finally act on a seven-year-old petition to improve saw safety and prevent finger amputations from table saws accidents.
November 18, 2010
In reaction to the announcement from the FDA that it is taking action to crack down on seven alcoholic energy drinks on the market, NCL offered its support and questioned whether an “Alcohol Facts” label, for which it has been advocating for years, might have prevented recent tragedies.
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.
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.
October 27, 2010
Public health benefits of proper medication use – or “medication adherence” – include improved lives and reduced healthcare costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.