Thursday, June 19, 2014
FDA to destroy legitimate medicines unless you express your outrage
Can you imagine living in a country where people die, not because treatment isn't available, but because they can't afford the high price of medicine? Unfortunately, that alarming future America may be imminent. That's why we're writing to ask for your help.
As you may know from our previous communications, the FDA is moving forward with a plan to seize and destroy personally imported medicine. In response, we’re mobilizing our supporters: please contact Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health & Human Services, to express your opposition.
The proposed FDA rules regarding Section 708 of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act would give government officials the authority to destroy any imported drug valued at $2,500 or less. The rules directly endanger our ability to access affordable medicine from Canada and other countries.
The public comment period regarding the proposed rules ends July 7. Before then, we must make as much noise as possible around this issue. We need to stop the destruction of safe and affordable medicine! And for that to happen, we need people to stand up and speak out!
For the sake of public health, for people like Sharon in Maryland, please email Secretary Burwell today about this issue today. Tell her your story. Make her understand that cutting off access to safe and affordable imported medicine will harm you and/or your loved ones.
Lee J. Graczyk
RxRights Lead Organizer