Consumers Union of U.S. Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    In a Dallas Courtroom, It's Big Pharma vs. Women over Vaginal Mesh

    Few people outside of public health advocates and consumer groups used to pay much attention to the Food and Drug Administration's confusing, shadowy process for approving medical devices to the market. When patients find themselves suffering after a surgery that was supposed to help them -- like, s ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2014

    Women vs. Big Pharma in the Battle Over Trans-vaginal Mesh

    A simple procedure was supposed to help fix an embarrassing women's health problem. Instead it left women in pain -- and in a fight for their dignity.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    How the Government Shutdown Is Messing Up Texas

    To the political novice, a federal government shutdown sounds like an excuse to get crazy. Anarchy in the streets! Do more than the usual drugs in Deep Ellum! Operate a bandit taxi service from the same 1993 minivan you use to transport DISD students to school! But that's not how it really works. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Which Organic-Seeming Chain Grocery Store in Dallas is the Most Organic?

    Now that Dallas finally has a Trader Joe's, we can more easily eat all-natural, non-GMO, pesticide-free veggies and meat that roamed freely across organic pastures before it was gently killed, right? Actually, no. Trader Joe's is one of those grocery stores that seems all organic-y, because it has t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: CDC Says Shake the Salt

    Those fun-loving sorts over at the CDC have one more thing you need to stop eating. A report released last month advises Americans to--surprise!--consume less salt. Americans eat 3,436mg of salt daily, compared to the CDC's recommendation of 2300mg. In response, Divine Caroline brings some timely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Which is the Best Cell Phone Service in the DFW? What? Can't Hear You.

    In the latest issue of Consumer Reports, exactly 47,629 cell-phone users from around the country responded to a survey ranking their satisfaction with the country's major service providers. Turns out, about half of those polled think their service sucks -- which sounds charitable, y'ask me. Online ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2006


    Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    April 15, 2004

    How Now Mad Cow?

    For Texas cattle ranchers, "What's for dinner?" is a touchy question

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    He's baaaack

    Marty Griffin, onetime media pariah, readies for his return--this time, on radio

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Bill soon due

    Dallas beat the telecoms, but guess who pays the price?

  • News

    April 13, 2000


    Silence is not golden; Feed the sharks

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Ring Ma Bell

    When heavyweight Southwestern Bell gets into a brawl with AT&T at the Legislature, consumers--that's you--are the ones who get beat up

  • Dining

    February 18, 1999

    Spin control

    Rodizio Grill needs to tighten its twirl