Making the case for personal importation of safe, affordable prescription medicines from licensed, registered pharmacies in Tier One Countries. Rx for American Health is published by Daniel Hines, an international award-winning communicator with five decades of experience, and the publisher of www.TodaysSeniorsNetwork.com and www.BoomersNewsOnline.com. He also works with progressive senior advocacy groups across the nation to promote the health and well-being of America’s aging population.
Kaiser Poll Show Support for Personal Imporatation
Friday, July 18, 2014
Copy of letter send to HHS Secretary Burwell about needless destruction by FDA of authentic meds
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary, Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Dear Secretary Burwell:
I am writing to offer my congratulations to you on your nomination and assumption of the duties as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Among the many challenges you will face as Secretary will be the continuing problem of the costs of prescription medicines, an issue that forces as many as 50 million Americans to forgo adherence to a regimen of taking vital medicines because they simply cannot afford them.(1)
This threatens the health and well-being ofhuge numbers of Americans.That is why so many individual Americans, groups, and local and state governmental entitieshave turned to personal importation of brand-name prescription medicines from Tier One Countries, whose standards of safety and efficacy meet or exceed those of the U.S.
And that is why I must alert you to the potential harmful impact of rules that are being promulgated for Section 708 of the Food and DrugAdministration Safety and Innovation Act(FDASIA).Section 708 would allow the destruction of a drug valued at $2,500 or less that has beenrefused admission into the United States.
Since there is no requirement that the FDA test the authenticity of seized medicines, we shall witness the spectacle of a governmental agency (the FDA) specifically designed to protect and promote the health and well-being of Americans instead destroying legitimate medicines at a time when millions of citizens are unable to enjoy the health benefits of access to a regimen of prescription medicines because of their high cost.
I respectfully urge you to order a delay in the implementation of Section 708—a move that is gaining support among Congress as it realizes the Section actually is contrary towhat should be the goals of the FDA.I am including a copy of the Section 708 Rule Promulgation submission from TodaysSeniorsNetwork.com and RxforAmerican Health blog as background for your review and consideration.