RxRights is a national nonprofit coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to raising awareness and spurring action around issues related to prescription drug pricing. The coalition seeks to inform and educate both the public and our elected officials on complex issues related to prescription drug sales in the U.S. We support the right of Americans to import medicine from legitimate, licensed online and mail order international pharmacies.
RxRights.org serves as a forum for individuals to share experiences and voice opinions regarding Americans’ need for affordable prescription drugs. We encourage participation and discussion through our website.
RxRights received initial funding from the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA), a group of licensed retail pharmacies with a perfect safety record in selling pharmaceuticals to more than a million American citizens each year. Today, we receive some funding from organizations that want to protect access to personal importation, but also rely on individual donations.
Mature Voices Minnesota is a volunteer based, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that addresses the concerns of seniors. MVM’s activities are centered around education, civic engagement and advocacy. MVM focuses on the economic issues of health care, taxation, housing, transportation and utilities.
In addition, MVM manages a prescription drug importation program which currently serves 2,200 members. Participants save anywhere from 20 to 80 percent on their prescription
drugs by using the service.
Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, and grassroots lobbying. In particular, they tend to focus on issues of civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform. They run online campaigns to rally people to take action on the news that affects them—by contacting Congress and other leaders, funding pressure tactics, and spreading the word in their own communities. Demand Progress works in Washington to provide an advocate for the public in all the back-room decisions that affect our lives.
The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide membership organization that was founded in 1978.CWAGs’ mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through: Intergenerational Understanding and Leadership Development, Public Education, Legal and Legislative Advocacy and Public Policy Development.
The Congress of California Seniors is a statewide, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and their families. Since 1977, CCS has created a solid track record of accomplishment and a reputation for commitment to the interests of seniors, patients, consumers, the disabled, tenants, workers and other underserved groups in California.
TodaysSeniorsNetwork is dedicated to bringing the full capabilities of the web to seniors across the nation to help them realize and fulfill their potential. The goal is to incorporate all of the advantages of the web into a single site that emphasizes a number of media sources, enabling a responsive and quicker source of information for American seniors.The site benefits both seniors and the general public and reflects the unique richness and capabilities of an aging America.
Founded by Dr. Tod Cooperman, MD, PharmacyChecker.com, an American company, is dedicated to helping Americans, mostly the uninsured and underinsured, afford their prescription drugs by publishing reliable information about safe and affordable online pharmacies. It is a free resource where consumers can compare drug prices among safe and affordable licensed pharmacies that require a valid prescription. Through its verification program, PharmacyChecker.com evaluates online pharmacies by checking that they meet high standards of online pharmacy practice and continually monitoring them for compliance.
CIPA is a Canadian association of licensed, retail pharmacies that sell pharmaceuticals and maintenance medications to both Canadian and U.S. citizens. CIPA pharmacies sell medications made by the leading name-brand manufacturers at prices up to 80 percent less than U.S. pharmacies, ensuring patients have access to quality prescription drugs at affordable prices. Since its founding in 2002, CIPA’s thorough safety standards have enabled member pharmacies to provide prescription medications to more than 1 million U.S. patients each year, with a perfect safety record. In 2010, CIPA became the official verifying organization for pharmacies that want to advertise on Google, Bing and Yahoo! in Canada.
New York StateWide Senior Action Council is a grassroots membership organization made up of individual senior citizens and senior citizen clubs from all parts of New York State. StateWide was organized in 1972 from War on Poverty funds with the goal of developing a statewide organization of older New Yorkers who could advocate for their interests and needs regarding services, programs and policies effecting older persons. StateWide’s unique history and role has been to focus on the needs of the low-income and minority seniors.
Third Age Power is a website dedicated to issues and programs affecting seniors and people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens and United Seniors of Oregon in an effort to better inform boomers and current seniors about public policy issues, advocacy efforts, and service programs that impact the older generation.
The Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens (OSCRC) and United Seniors of Oregon are non-profit, non-partisan organizations dedicated to advocating for high quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities. Both OCSRC, founded in 1969, and United Seniors, founded in 1979, are recognized as major voices for seniors in Oregon.
OSCRC is a true state council and United Seniors of Oregon is a legislative coalition. Each is made up of senior, disability, consumer and other social service groups dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights and services of seniors and people with disabilities. As the longest standing grassroots senior advocacy groups in the state, United Seniors and OSCRC continue to make a real difference in their advocacy for disadvantaged populations in Oregon.
For more information on protecting American consumers’ access to safe and affordable medications through membership in RxRights, contact us.