EpiPens are a perfect example of a health care nightmare. They’re also just a typical example of the dysfunction of the American health care system. Epinephrine isn’t an elective medication. It doesn’t last, so people need to purchase the drug repeatedly. There’s little competition, but there are huge hurdles to enter the market, so a company can raise the price again and again with little pushback.
Researchers at the Pew Charitable Trusts … looked at the customer contracts for checking accounts at 44 of the nation’s largest banks and found that 91% of them include jury trial waivers.
U.S. prosecutors and Volkswagen AG are negotiating a settlement that could result in significant financial penalties after Justice Department officials found evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the car company’s diesel-emissions cheating, said people familiar with the matter.
The affected California hotels, it said, are the Westin Pasadena, Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, San Diego Marriott La Jolla, Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara and Le Meridien San Francisco.
“ISPs, especially Comcast and AT&T, have lobbied for these restrictions all over the country,” says Andrew Jay Schwartzman, a veteran telecommunications consumer advocate.