The Consumer Justice Foundation Alerts the Public to CBC Report of an Actos Side …January 1, 2012
The Consumer Justice Foundation Alerts the Public to CBC Report of an Actos Side …
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The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.sideeffectsrx.com, is staffed by a team of professional consumer advocates who provide free online informational resources that help the public become aware of the risks involved with certain prescription medications. The CJF hereby alerts the public of a report published by the CBC that states that a class action Actos side effects lawsuit has been filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, the manufacturer and distributor of Actos (pioglitazone h…………… continues on YAHOO!
Californians Waste Billions in Unused Gift Cards
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Bay City News Service–That gift card might have seemed like a great last-minute gift idea, but it may not ever get used, according to consumer advocates.
Every year around 2 to 5 percent of all gift cards end up going unused, said Jon Fox, a consumer advocate with the California Public Interest Group Education Fund.
“In California that money stays with retailers and is essentially a $ 5 billion gift from consumers every year,” Fox said.
Fortunately, in California most gift cards are not allowed to have expiration dates or service fees. In addition, merchants are required to reimburse you in cash for any gift card balances of less than $ 10.
“Consumers often don’t know that the $ 2 balance left on their Starbucks card is as good as cash, and let it go to waste,” said Fox.
Fox recommends that consumers carry gift cards with them in their wallet, so that they have them whenever an opportunity to u…………… continues on Patch