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NO on S. 959: Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality
  • Petitioned U.S. Senate

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U.S. Senate
Tennessee
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Iowa
Sen. Tom Harkin
Kansas
Sen. Pat Roberts
California
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Massachusetts
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
California-33
Rep. Henry Waxman
Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

NO on S. 959: Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality

    1. Petition by

      LifeGuard Integrative Pharmacies, Inc.

The Senate will soon vote on a bill that could seriously restrict patients (including newborns & spectrum disorder/Autistic children), prescribers, pet owners, hospices, hospitals from access to personalized, compounded medications on which they depend for health and quality of life. The bill has implications for everyone, but it especially affects medications for: Hormone Replenishment (BHRT); Chronic pain management; Autism Spectrum Disorder; and Pets. The language of the bill is so broad it may transform ALL compounded medications into New Drugs (according to the FDA) and New Drug Applications cost millions of dollars and years-to-decades to submit, test and fulfill. Compounding is an ages-old pharmacy practice where a pharmacist receives a prescription from a prescriber and fills that prescription for one patient. The FDA was developed to monitor and regulate MANUFACTURERS (many dosage forms, no individual prescriptions, many anonymous 'patients'/consumers). This is a critical distinction that may be lost in the wording of the bill.

To:
U.S. Senate
Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa
Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas
Sen. Barbara Boxer, California
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Rep. Henry Waxman, California-33
Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California
Please vote NO on S. 959. We all agree that manufacturers that pose as compounding pharmacies should be regulated and monitored by the FDA. In fact, the FDA KNEW about the NECC manufacturer some 9 years BEFORE they manufactured and sold contaminated steroid spinal injections and caused the tragic illnesses and deaths all over this country.
NO on S. 959: Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. ANH-USA Exclusive: Drug Companies Plan to Use Compounding Bill to Take Away

      Remember the political saying, “Never let a crisis go to waste!” In other words, try to manipulate the political process to get what you want. We thought this was happening with the compounding bill [S. 959]. Now we KNOW it is. And this scheme is fueled by powerful former politicians working for industry and even by A KEY LOBBYIST MARRIED to a key Senate staffer.
      In other words, the Working Group on Pharmaceutical Safety and their clients have a direct financial interest in language that would allow the FDA to shut down vital compounded medications and thus a vested interest in passing S.959. Even more concerning is that TherapeuticsMD is in the process of developing a new form of the bioidentical hormones estradiol and progesterone; if these receive FDA approval and S.959 passes, it is very likely that these important hormones will no longer be available except in this new form—of unknown safety—and at what will almost certainly be outrageous prices.
      Please take action immediately!

    3. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sheila M Cooperman BOCA RATON, FL
      • 7 days ago

      the reason they give is all smoke and mirrors, it is the big pharm, that wants more money. the F** Dumb Asses, have no mind of their own. so sad.

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    • melissa krouse WAPAKONETA, OH
      • 3 months ago

      Becuase I need my b12 shots and I trust the compunding pharmacies

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    • Maxine Thomas GREENVILLE, TX
      • 6 months ago

      I and my patients have a right to be able to access therapies for our benefit that are not limited to the narrow chemicals supplied by Big Pharma. We demand access to personalized medicine that allows flexibility in dosing and best for our unique physiology. The cookie cutter "standard" treatments suggests that there exist "standard" people-where one, two or three sizes fit all. We all know that is absurd.

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    • Leah Cabrera SPARTA, MO
      • 8 months ago

      I have worked in pharmacy for over 25 years with 8 of those years being in the compounding field. I have seen how beneficial and even crucial having a medication customized can be for certain patients.

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    • Marilyn Cragin ANTHONY, NM
      • 8 months ago

      I have to use a compounded crème for the rest of my life. I WILL BE MISERABLE IF I CANNOT GET IT

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