Monday, June 8, 2009

American Pain Foundation Alert & Call to Action!

This is pasted in from an Action Alert received today from the American Pain Foundation:

ACTION ALERT
APF URGES YOU TO READ THIS ALERT AND TAKE ACTION TODAY!
To: All individuals and organizations who care about access to pain care in America.
URGENT CALL TO ACTION!
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) may remove important pain medications from the market or could very likely limit access to certain pain medications that are currently legally prescribed to millions of Americans suffering from pain.
The FDA needs to hear how vital access to these medications is to people with pain and what tragic results could occur if they were denied access to these medications or if additional barriers were created making access more difficult for people who are legally prescribed these medications.
ACTION REQUESTED
Send a letter to the FDA sharing your story about how their decisions would impact you or your loved one. The FDA MUST receive your letters by Tuesday, June 30th, so don’t delay.
Please review the following to assist in your letter writing and to provide further information on the issue:
Go to http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=SubmitComment&o=090000648095e49e for FDA comment submission page to submit your letter electronically or mail your letters to:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA305)Food and Drug Administration5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852
Please Note: All letters sent electronically or through the mail must clearly include the following information at the top of your letter: Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0143. Please send a copy of your letter to advocacy@painfoundation.org so we can also have an opportunity to hear your commentary.
Testimony of Pain Advocates at FDA Hearing, May 27th and 28th. These testimonies may also help you write your letter.
FDA's REMS Information - http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/E9-8992.htm
THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR LETTER AND ALLOWING YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD!
Sincerely,
American Pain Foundation

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