|Action Alert: 21st Century Cures Act|
|We are urging you to read this release from Kevin Hall, Director of The Citizens Commission on Human Rights New England and take action!
Your Phone Calls and Faxes Needed
to US Senate H.E.L.P. Committee Against the 21st Century Cures Act, H.R.6 http://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6
Dear Health and Mental Health Care Safety Reform Supporter,
Your help is urgently needed in countering the 21st Century Cures Act. The act has been touted as a way to speed up the drug approval process and improve access to life saving treatments. In truth it is a huge gift to drug and device makers at taxpayer expense. This bill has already passed the US House of Representatives.
This bill is a direct threat to patient safety, erodes vital protections for human research subjects, threatens your medical privacy, and provides for rapid approval of medical devices like shock machines and deep brain stimulation devices without rigorous clinical trials.
This bill codifies fraudulent drug marketing schemes, that have already cost our country billions of dollars, into law.
Here are some talking points:
We need phone calls to the members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. These are needed rapidly. The following Senators are on the committee.
Lamar Alexander (TN), Chair- (202) 224-4944
Patty Murray (WA), Ranking Member- (202) 224-2621
Michael B. Enzi (WY)- (202) 224-3424
Barbara Mikulski (MD)- (202) 224-4654
Richard Burr (NC)- (202) 224-3154
Bernie Sanders (VT)- (202) 224-5141
Johnny Isakson (GA)- (202) 224-3643
Robert P. Casey, Jr (PA)- (202) 224-6324
Rand Paul (KY)- (202) 224-4343
Al Franken (MN)- (202) 224-5641
Susan Collins (ME)- (202) 224-2523
Michael F. Bennet (CO)- (202) 224-5852
Lisa Murkowski (AK)- (202) 224-6665
Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)- (202) 224-2921
Mark Kirk (IL)- (202)224-2854
Tammy Baldwin (WI)- (202) 224-5653
Tim Scott (SC)- (202) 224-6121
Christopher S. Murphy (CT)- (202) 224-4041
Orrin Hatch (UT)- (202) 224-5251
Elizabeth Warren (MA)- (202) 224-4543
Pat Roberts (KS)- (202) 224-4774
Bill Cassidy, M.D. (LA)- (202) 224-5824
Tell them you oppose this bill, briefly why you do, and that they should oppose it too. The name of the bill is the 21st Century Cures Act. Let them know that while you understand the concept of allowing people with terminal conditions the right to access experimental drugs, this bill opens this up to psychiatric conditions and other conditions that are absolutely not life and death. The bill calls for putting these drugs on the market and then monitoring “patient experience.” In essence, Americans becomes the world’s test subjects. Let them know you oppose this bill and any other bill like it that may be written.
Thanks very much Kevin Hall for providing us with this information.
Take back your health America!
Wendy Love Edge