July 25, 2014
PBS Newshour By Megan Thompson A new study claims pharmaceutical companies may be misusing FDA safety guidelines to block generic drugs from market, costing the health care system more than $5 billion dollars a year. The FDA requires that pharmaceutical companies develop Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, or … Continue to Article-->
July 22, 2014
A few weeks ago, we made a public comment on a proposed FDA rule that jeopardizes access to affordable medicine. The rule pertains to section 708 of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) and would give government officials the authority to destroy an imported drug valued at $2,500 or less. Our comment, as well as some … Continue to Article-->
July 14, 2014
Vaccines are a critical, preventative component of public health. For decades, their near-compulsory use in infants and school-aged children has ensured that younger generations of Americans won’t contract and spread serious and even deadly diseases. Vaccines have traditionally been cheap and ubiquitous, but as a shocking … Continue to Article-->
July 9, 2014
New York Times By Elisabeth Rosenthal The first sign of trouble came when Dr. Barry Lindenberg, a cardiologist, received a three-page insurance form in January, demanding he get preapproval to prescribe one of the oldest known heart medicines. His patient had been on the drug, digoxin, for many years. A mainstay of … Continue to Article-->
July 7, 2014
Your actions to counter the FDA rules regarding Section 708 of Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) are gaining traction. As you may know, the rule would enable government officials to seize and destroy safe imported medicine. We recently wrote about Senator Vitter’s amendment to eliminate … Continue to Article-->
Consumers should follow some basic best practices for choosing safe and legitimate online pharmacies from which to order prescription drugs.
New York Times
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
The first sign of trouble came when Dr. Barry Lindenberg, a cardiologist, received a three-page ...