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Petitioning Donald Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Barack Obama, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United Nations Environment Program

Stop Aerosol Spraying Immediately and Disclose its Purposes

For more than twenty years Americans as well as people from all over the world have been subjected to continuous spraying of "chemtrails." This aerosol spray contains aluminum, barium, fungus, bacteria, nanoparticles, and a myriad of other pathogens that are destroying our water, our earth, and our health. Millions of people believe that this is a program of depopulation and artificial intelligence posing as a a component of a geoengineering solution to alleged "global warming science." If we do not stop aerosol spraying our planet is at stake, and our future as human beings is in jeopardy.

Philip Melnick
17,952 supporters
Petitioning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Donald Trump, Food and Drug Administration, Mike Pence, Governor Eric Holcomb, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Pete Visclosky

Exclude Chronic Pain Patients From The Stronghold Of The CDC Guidelines

Everyone knows about the opioid crisis that currently exists in the United States.  It is no secret that the government is cracking down on doctors who write prescriptions for pain medication for their patients if they do so without good cause.  I don’t think that there is one single citizen who would disagree with the decision to tighten the guidelines for doctors who carelessly write prescriptions for pain medications that aren’t warranted.  But when it comes down to a patient being diagnosed with a chronic illness, such as CRPS, Sarcoidosis, Osteoarthritis, Arachnoiditis, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia (just to name a few), I think it is reasonable to say that a doctor should be able to use their judgment, evaluate a patient for symptoms related to their illness, and prescribe medications accordingly, even if those medications are narcotics. We now live in a society where a drug addict can walk into a police station or hospital, say that they are an addict and that they want help, and they are given what? METHADONE!  What is methadone??  It’s another drug!  And after countless hours of research, I can’t find ANY evidence of how this has improved the opioid situation on the streets.  However, you have people that hold jobs, pay bills, have been diagnosed with legitimate illnesses, and they can’t get the medications they need to control their pain because of the guidelines set forth by the CDC.  There are so many possible solutions that may lead to progress on both ends of the spectrum, but nobody is putting forth any effort for the pain patients – they’re only looking at the death rate of the abusers who either use illegal drugs, or use synthetic or stolen medications to satisfy their habits. I suffer from two autoimmune diseases (and have to be tested for a third).  The two confirmed diseases are tag teaming my joints, and making it very painful for me to function with any type of normality.  It’s gotten to the point where I am in pain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Where is my assistance?  How am I supposed to pick myself up off the floor when my husband isn’t there to help me, because he works to support his family?  Who is going to pay my bills when I have to miss work because I’m in such an incredible amount of pain that I can’t get out of my bed?  What will happen when I reach a level where I will have to depend on medications to quell my pain?  I’ll tell you exactly what is going to happen – I will not be able to get my medication because of irresponsible individuals who made the decision to pick up a needle and spoon, a straw, a joint, a pill, a handful of pills, or whatever their poison of CHOICE was.  Where is this okay?  Two words – it’s not. Where is it okay for insurance companies to deny testing for people that have obvious signs of illness?  Where is it okay for a cancer patient to be denied his chemotherapy…or for a patient complaining of pain to be denied a simple MRI?  And when they have to fight like hell to get the tests they so deserve to determine that they DO have an illness, where is it okay for them to be denied the medications they need to ease their pain?  Where is it okay that our Veterans are being put in the same situation, after they incur injury or illness after they gave of themselves to protect our country and our freedom?  Another two words – it’s not. How many people have been killed by drunk drivers, yet alcohol is still legal? Where is the difference??  According to the CDC and the FDA in a recently published article, the biggest culprits responsible for opioid-related overdoses and fatalities are listed as follows, in order of those that are mostly responsible: Heroin 8,412Cocaine 5,836Oxycodone 5,417Alprazolam 4,217Fentanyl 4,200Morphine 4,022Methamphetamine 3,728Methadone 3,495Hydrocodone 3,274Diazepam 1,729 Also, between the years of 2010 and 2014, 3/4 of the fatalities that involved oxycodone and hydrocodone involved other substances - aka MULTIPLE drugs, and 15% of those fatalities involved alcohol. Please – eliminate legitimately ill patients from the CDC guidelines – find a way to identify them as chronically ill patients, and start enforcing the laws for people who illegally abuse any type of drug, no matter the drug.  To make people suffer for no other reason than another person’s irresponsible choices is just cruel and inhumane!  There is a distinct difference between abuse, addiction, and dependency.  And people who are truly ill DEPEND on their medications to live and function!  For once in your lives, do the right thing and come up with a solution that will benefit everyone!

Tracy Kimmel
7,190 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Federal Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President of the United States

Make Chronic Pain Patients exempt from CDC Guidelines

The CDC guidelines are causing doctors to leave pain management practice all over the US, for fear of DEA malicious prosecution if they exceed an arbitrary and unscientific “one size fits all” policy while trying to treat their patients effectively and as individuals. Patients are being deserted by their doctors, in some cases without assistance in drug withdrawal,  after they have used opioids as directed, safely and effectively for years to maintain the quality of their lives. Almost certainly some patients have already died and more will commit suicide as a result. Our government is aware of this problem, but chooses to do nothing. The guidelines are also being embedded in State laws that reinforce restrictions on opioids. Major areas of several US States are now without pain management centers, and remaining specialists are seeing ever-heavier patient loads and higher risk of prosecution. The best predictors for people falling into addiction are their age (teens are particularly vulnerable), and their status as unemployed or poor. Restriction of opioid medications to pain patients won’t solve these problems. If anything, we should anticipate increases in deaths due to street drugs, as desperate people are forced to seek them out against their own wishes, just to maintain a marginal quality of life. The CDC needs to withdraw its unscientific and damaging opioid guidelines. Revisions should acknowledge that at the present state of medical knowledge, opioids are an indispensable part of managing agonizing pain, and trained doctors are the best decision makers on how much is needed to relieve pain in each individual patient. Standards of practice and doctor training are needed. But the present CDC guidelines are a poor basis for such standards. Re-writing should be accomplished by professionals who actually understand chronic pain and its management, and not by addiction specialists who have a financial self-interest in diverting limited government resources away from proven pain treatments. For the longer term, the US National Institutes for Health needs to allocate far more research and resources to the study and treatment of chronic pain. At present, less than 1% of NIH research funds are directed to chronic pain – for one quarter of the US population. The percentage of chronic pain patients who abuse their medication is less than 1%. There are well over 100 million people in the US suffering from some for of chronic pain. The only "epidemic" in this country is heroin and illicit fentanyl coming in from China and Mexico. Addicts are being catered to while the chronic pain community is suffering, turning to illicit drugs or committing suicide. It is time to STOP THE WAR AGAINST PAIN PATIENTS! We have rights too!

Erika Meshbesher
2,968 supporters
Closed
Petitioning center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Don't Allow the CDC to Forcibly Detain & Force Vaccinations

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has proposed a "rule" giving them the power to apprehend and detain anyone, anywhere, at any time, without Due Process or any right of appeal, and to hold that person in quarantine for as long as the CDC wants -- and no one can refuse them.  The CDC's claimed power follows these Stages: You (or your city) are declared "precommunicable" Apprehension and Detention [A&D]Order of Isolation, Quarantine, or Conditional Release Sources- http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines-2016/cdc-proposes-rule-to-apprehend-and-detain-anyone-anywhere-at-any-time-for-any-duration-without-due-process-or-right-of-appeal-and-administer-forced-vaccinations  https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/15/2016-18103/control-of-communicable-diseases#h-32  

Sara Buckner
852 supporters
Petitioning American Red Cross

CONTAMINATED BLOOD SUPPLY!!!!!

Lyme Disease is a devastating disease that wreaks havoc on nearly every internal body system. It's often mis-diagnosed leaving many people without knowledge of these organisms living in their bodies. These people may so kindly donate blood because they are unaware of any such disease. The blood collection centers do test for certain diseases like, Hepatitis B, C, West Nile and AIDS. However there are no protocols in place to test the blood donations for the presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi or the 300+ co-infections. According to studies by NIH and the CDC, it is confirmed that Borrelia Burgdorferi can survive being stored in a blood bag. It has also been proven in a laboratory using mice that the Lyme bacteria can successfully be transmitted via transfusion. This is a HUGE PROBLEM!!!!!! Please sign this petition to protect our recipients of blood donations and STOP the spread of Lyme Disease. With this petition we ask three things: 1. Check the entire Nations current blood supply for contamination and dispose of any unsafe supply.  2. Add Lyme testing to the protocol when receiving donated blood.   3. Investigate the CDC, as their Lyme guidelines are seriously outdated.  Borrelia Burdorferi and it's co-infections are blood borne infectious diseases!  This needs immediate attention before one more person becomes infected. There have already been documented cases of Babesia transmission via transfusion back in 2012, however the CDC, nor any other agencies turned their so called concern into change.    Lyme Disease is a world wide Pandemic.  

Kristie Penn
828 supporters
Petitioning Drug Enforcement, United States Drug Enforcement, united states drug enforcement administration, Food and Drug Administration, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Centers for Disease Cont...

Stop the Reduction of Opioid Supply in 2017

I am 27 and I am a chronic pain sufferer, I know chronic pain sufferers of all ages. We all depend on our opioid medications to function. We are not addicts, however addicts also suffer from lack of compassion and resources to HELP with their illness. It seems that chronic pain whatever the cause is being overlooked and under-treated. At the rate prescribed our medications are barely treating the pain we have but we have taken what we could get without complaint. Why? Because the moment we complain that our dosage is too low we are black labeled by the media, the DEA, CDC and sometimes, saddest of all, our doctors. The doctors who are being pressured to lower or even cut off our medication supply by the DEA. Pain Management doctors who are supposed treat and manage pain, yet they can't do their job when being bullied by people in administrative positions, who don't have the training needed to understand Chronic Pain or the many illnesses that go along with it. You wouldn't deny insulin to a diabetic, or chemo to a cancer patient. This is life or death for millions of Chronic Pain sufferers. Without these medications we cannot, spend time with family, eat meals, shower, have sex, have any hope of getting out of bed at all. Instead we are confined to our beds day in and day out with the pain so loud nothing can penetrate it. We lose relationships, we lose hope, we stop wishing for cures, we stop wishing for tomorrow and unfortunately without these medications some do stop tomorrow from coming.   Please stand with the 100 Million Chronic Pain sufferers in the US alone and tell the DEA and the CDC that this is NOT OKAY! We must not let them take Millions of lives by restricting and/or taking away our medication!   #ReducePainNotMedication   DEA Cutting Opioid Supply in 2017 October 04, 2016By Pat Anson, Editor It’s going to get even harder for chronic pain patients in the United States to get prescriptions refilled for hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and other opioids classified as Schedule II controlled substances. The Drug Enforcement Administration has announced plans to reduce the amount of almost every Schedule II opioid pain medication manufactured in the U.S. by 25 percent or more. The 2017 quota for hydrocodone, which is sold under brand names like Vicodin, Lortab and Lorcet, is being reduced by a third. The DEA’s order, which is being published in the Federal Register, comes just seven months after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines that discourage primary care physicians from prescribing opioids from chronic pain. The guidelines have had a chilling effect on many patients and their doctors, who have reduced opioid doses or stopped prescribing them altogether.Opioid prescribing was falling years before the CDC and DEA acted. According to IMS Health, hydrocodone prescriptions in the U.S. plunged by 22 percent from nearly 120 million in 2014 to 93.5 million in 2015. The “established quota” for hydrocodone in 2017 is being reduced to 58.4 million prescriptions under the DEA order. “The purpose of quotas are to provide for the adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical need of the types of schedule I and II controlled substances that have a potential for abuse, while limiting the amounts available to prevent diversion,” the DEA said in a press release. “Once the aggregate quota is set, DEA allocates individual manufacturing and procurement quotas to those companies that apply for it.  DEA may revise a company’s quota at any time during the year if change is warranted due to increased sales or exports; new manufacturers entering the market; new product development; or product recalls.” The DEA has been under growing political pressure to reduce the supply of opioids. A group of U.S. senators sent a letter to the agency this summer demanding that opioid quotas be reduced. “We urge DEA to utilize its existing quota setting authority, to the fullest extent possible, to combat this epidemic,” said the letter from Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Edward Markey (D-MA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), and Joe Manchin (D-WV). “Fourteen billion opioid pills are now dispensed annually in the United States – enough for every adult American to have a bottle of pills. Certainly, the pharmaceutical industry is at fault for decades of misleading information about their products and the medical community bears responsibility for its role in over-prescribing these dangerous and addictive drugs, but we remain deeply troubled by the sheer volume of opioids available – volumes that are approved by DEA.” Although opioid pain medication is routinely blamed by politicians, federal agencies and the media for the nation’s so-called opioid epidemic, recent studies in several states have found that most drug overdoses are actually caused by illegal opioids such as heroin and bootleg fentanyl. There are also increasing signs that pain patients unable to get opioids legally are turning to pain medication sold on the streets, some of it counterfeit and laced with fentanyl. Efforts to restrict the supply of opioids may only be making things worse. Law enforcement agencies in West Virginia recently said a federal crackdown on opioids – dubbed the Bluefield Pill Initiative -- may have contributed to a recent spike in heroin cases, according to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. “We are seeing an increase in heroin because pills are in fewer quantity,” said Sgt. J.S. McCarty, who heads a local crime task force. “Without pills an opioid addict’s only choice is heroin.”  

Chronic Pain Sufferers for Relief
821 supporters
Petitioning Merck , Merck Animal Health, Merial, Merial US, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sync bio partners, Vibalogics , Fort Dodge, Zoetis US, American Veterinary ...

Operation FoxSquad to obtain a working vaccine for all foxes

Ladies and gentlemen,   I have been doing research on the efficacy of the rabies vaccination in domesticated silver and red foxes and I haven't found very much on the subject matter. I do know that the imrab3 rabies vaccine has been given to foxes successfully without negative side effects/outcomes at 6 months of age and that the rabies vaccine has been given to domesticated silver and red foxes since the beginning of the program in Russia almost 60 years ago. There have been studies as well with wild red foxes and one study called "Effectiveness of SAG1 oral vaccine for the long-term protection of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) against rabies" which had garnered mostly positive outcomes. But the Indiana Department of Natural Resources claims there isn't any proof or evidence to the efficacy of ANY rabies vaccine in Foxes and that if a domesticated pet fox so much as licks someone and they get a complaint the animal must be euthanized; all because of this lack of critical information that should have been documented long ago. I am petitioning for the studies to be done for this. There is no reason for these animals to be euthanized because a pharmaceutical company with the means to do a study on the subject and provide the proof of the efficacy and hasn't done so in the nearly 60 years in which foxes have been domesticated. I find all of the pharmaceutical companies responsible for the lack of scientific research on this subject. It is completely negligent; but the situation can still be rectified by documenting the proper protocols on the eradication of rabies in domesticated foxes by creating a working vaccine.  Sincerely, All owners and lovers of foxes

Fox Hardy
656 supporters
Petitioning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

GBS testing for babies born to GBS positive Mothers

I am Sharing my story for all expectant mothers who have tested positive for GBS. Group B Strep is a bacteria naturally found in the urinary bladder, rectum, or vagina. Women in Canada are routinely tested to determine whether or not they are GBS Positive.  When a mother tests positive for GBS not enough information is provided by health care practitioners about the signs/symptoms, and possible effects on the baby.  IV antibiotics is the recommended treatment for Early onset GBS which occurs within one week after birth.  Late Onset can occur within three months after birth.  Here is my son's experience with GBS. When i found out I had GBS I was told by our hospital that it was normal and 4 hours of antibiotics would keep my baby safe. I trusted what the doctor had said and this is my story. I gave birth October 5th to a beautiful 9 pound 4 ounce baby boy. I was told during my pregnancy that I had group B Strep and that while I went into labour I would have to take antibiotics in order to not pass the infection onto my baby. I did just that I waited four hours of having antibiotics before I pushed and delivered. Three weeks later, with no signs or symptoms that my baby boy was sick; he fell so incredibly ill. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday night we were feeding him his bottle and noticed he was cranky. As most parents would think it was gas pains. We then gave my little one a bath to try to alleviate his gas and noticed he was pale. He then began having breathing problems. This all happened between 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. when I called the ambulance because his breathing was so scary. An hour later of being in the emergency department he began having seizures and stopped breathing on his own. He was put on life support. The next day after a spinal tap and blood work was done we found out that our son had Group B Strep Meningitis. He was airlifted to the IWK and he was treated with antibiotics and many pain medications to keep him comfortable. The infection made it to his blood and the outside of his brain. While we prayed for good results over the next 3 days the antibiotics finally stopped the growth of the infection. We were told from day one that my son only had a 50/50 chance and that he may come out of it with brain damage nothing was ever certain.... After 4 long days we found out the effects of GBS meningitis. It caused so much brain damage my son would have never been able to eat on his own, feed himself, breathe for himself, walk, talk, remember, or learn. He died from this horrible infection. At three weeks old I had to bury my son. GBS can be fatal and lead to devestating life-long disabilities.  The symptoms are extremely hard to recognize and they hit hard and fast. I wish the hospitals could have done a blood test or monitored my son more to watch for signs of GBS instead of thinking everything was OK because I received antibiotics during labor. Please fight to have your child tested after birth regardless of the fact you had antibiotics before delivery.

Angielee Snodgrass
318 supporters
Petitioning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Awareness for TMAU

I myself and thousands of others are suffering from a condition by the name of TMAU. This disorder makes it impossible to eat any food without causing a horrible body odor and or bad breath. Medical professionals are unaware of this what use to be rare condition leaving sufferers alone without hope. This condition needs a cure and medical professionals should be aware as they are telling sufferers that it is a physiological issue and referring them to a therapists. We need help.

Rere Curry
263 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Joshua D Middleton, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, Kamala Harris, DIane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump,...

Recognize August 16th as "National Heterosexual Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day"

There are approximately 36.7 million people in the world living with HIV and 1.2 million people in the United States alone. A significant percentage of those living with the virus are heterosexuals including many straight men who struggle to find their voice within this pandemic. Straight positive men, like myself, are living with a condition that is highly stigmatized and believed by the general public to only happen to already marginalized groups within society; namely gay men/msm, sex workers, and IV drug users. This has greatly contributed to many of them living in silence, shame, and fear. Therefore, contributing to a decline in treatment adherence, negative lasting impacts on mental health, and disclosure challenges. The creation, recognition, and implementation of August 16th as, National Heterosexual Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, will help break the barriers of stigma and give a sense of community to a group of people living with HIV/AIDS that is all too often left out of the conversation. Will you help the cause today by signing your name and urging the CDC to take this step in support of heterosexual men across the country living with HIV?  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                            Version en EspañolHay aproximadamente 36.7 millón de personas en el mundo viviendo con el VIH y 1.2 millón en los EEUU. Un porcentaje significante de personas viviendo con VIH/SIDA son heterosexuales incluyendo muchos hombres heterosexuales quienes se debaten encontrar su voz en este pandemia. Hombres heterosexuales, como yo, estamos viviendo con una condición estigmatizada y creída por el publico general para afectar solamente grupos ya marginados en la sociedad; hombres gays/msm, trabajadores sexuales, y IV usadores de drogas. Esto ha contribuido a mucho de ellos viviendo en silencio, vergüenza, y miedo. Por lo tanto, contribuye al disminución de la adherencia al tratamiento, impactos de largo plazo para su salud mental, y retos de divulgación. La creación, reconocimiento, y implementación de Agosto 16 como, Día Nacional de la Consciencia de VIH/SIDA Para Hombres Heterosexuales, va a ayudar romper las barreras de estigma y dar un sentido de comunidad a un grupo que muchos veces que se deja afuera de la conversación. Ayudaras a nosotros hoy y FIRMAR tu nombre para empujar el CDC tomar este paso para apoyar hombres heterosexuales viviendo con el VIH a través del país?

Joshua Middleton
215 supporters