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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Public Health

CDC estimates at least 35,000 die from drug-resistant infections annually

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its new Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report, which estimates at least 35,000 Americans die annually from infections that antibiotics can no longer effectively treat.

News Release | WISPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman leads fight to rein in payday lending

MADISON - Wisconsin’s U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R, Fond du Lac) introduced bipartisan legislation in Congress today to rein in predatory, high-interest consumer loans. Payday loans come with average annual interest rates of 486 percent in Wisconsin and, together with car title and installment loans, trap thousands of Wisconsinites in hard-to-escape debt each year.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Public Health

REPORT: Most Fast Food Chains Get Poor Grades for Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef

The fifth annual Chain Reaction report grades the top fast food and fast casual chains on antibiotic use in their beef supply chains. 

News Release | WISPIRG | Transportation

Letter: Coalition endorses transit improvements, vehicle registration fee

A letter to the Madison Common Council in support of Metro Forward transit improvements and the proposed $40 vehicle registration fee.


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