Petition to Mr. Alex Gorsky CEO of Johnson and Johnson
Johnson and Johnson: Lower the price for life-saving cancer drug IMBRUVICA
My name is Beth. My mom is fighting a rare cancer that requires her to take a drug called Imbruvica. The drug is highly effective – and extremely expensive. A year’s treatment can cost over $148,000. That’s why I started this petition to demand that Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) stop price-gouging patients who rely on Imbruvica to live. Upon gaining FDA approval, JNJ raised the price for Imbruvica to over $90 per pill. In the years since, they’ve reported that sales of Imbruvica have soared. Yearly sales of the drug are projected to reach $7.5 billion by 2022. Those are great numbers for Wall Street investors – not so great for patients struggling to pay for the drug to fight their blood cancers. Critics say the price hikes are happening because companies like Johnson and Johnson hope to rake in the profits before Congress or some regulatory body takes action to stop them. Until then, patients across the U.S. will continue to be taken advantage of by corporations that appear to care nothing for people and only for profit. We need to stand up and speak out for patients whose lives are at stake. Please sign and share this petition calling on Johnson and Johnson to immediately lower the price of Imbruvica to match the lowest global market price. It is unconscionable to allow them to continue doing otherwise.
Petition to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Call on Medicare to Fully Cover Car-T Cell Therapy
My mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma four years ago, had a stem-cell transplant, and is now in dire need of therapy after her cancer came back in March of this year. The only option she has left is the recently approved CAR-T cell therapy, which is not fully covered by Medicare. Medicare reimburses up to 25% for treatment, which is not enough. Her doctors informed her that Medicare may approve treatment within the next several months, given the agency's decision cycles. My mother can't afford to wait this long, as her life depends on this treatment. Therefore, we need to urge Medicare to take action now! Support my family's efforts to get Medicare to cover the full cost of CAR-T cell therapy by signing this petition. Nowadays, many of us personally know or have friends whose loved ones are affected by cancer. CAR-T cell therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that may not only save my mother's life but also revolutionize how we battle cancer and reduce the need for toxic treatments like chemotherapy. Other patients who received CAR-T cell therapy have experienced complete remissions after having no other alternative approved treatments available to them. My family's hope is that this may be the case for our mother too.
Petition to John Boozman, Shelley Moore Capito, Roger F. Wicker, Deb Fischer, Mike Rounds, James Inhofe, Richard C. Shelby, Tammy Duckworth, Benjamin L. Cardin, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Jeff Merkley, Cory A. Booker, Edward J. Markey, Dan Sullivan, Sheldon Whitehouse
Congress: Stop Promoting Fluoridation
In 2012, Harvard researchers published a systematic review and meta-analysis implicating fluoride as a potential neurotoxin affecting the developing brain. [source: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104912/] Three years later, in December 2015, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted "the existing literature is limited in its ability to evaluate potential neurocognitive effects of fluoride in people associated with the current U.S. Public Health Service drinking water guidance (0.7 mg/L)." [source] The NTP then outlined a plan to study the extent of fluoride’s impact on children's neurodevelopment. Why is the Department of Health and Human Services still recommending the addition of fluoride to the public water supply while toxicologists in the National Toxicology Program admit we do not have a clear understanding of its neurotoxic effect on children? When water fluoridation was first endorsed by government dentists seventy years ago, we didn’t realize the effect chronic exposure to toxic chemicals can have on long term health. We had to learn the hard way that chemicals such as lead, mercury, asbestos, and DDT are more dangerous than we originally thought. Given this history, the prudent course of action is to stop endorsing public water fluoridation until our leading toxicologists (not dentists) fully study its safety. Here’s how I became interested in fluoride. Nearly all my life, I drank fluoridated water without questioning the health authorities who said it was good for me. But when I spent a year in Scotland as a Fulbright scholar, I experienced the dramatic difference it makes living in a non-fluoridated country. Over 95 percent of Western Europe does not fluoridate its water supply. For me, the major difference living without fluoridated water was the disappearance of the cystic acne that plagued me throughout my adult life. I eventually figured out that fluoride was the cause of my acne. Sensitivity to fluoride is not an uncommon condition, it’s just not commonly diagnosed because few people understand the extent to which fluoride has infiltrated our modern lives. In addition to public drinking water and toothpaste, we are exposed to fluoride through fluoride-based pesticides that accumulate in fruit, vegetables, and even chicken nuggets and lunch meat, as well as fluorinated pharmaceuticals like Prozac and Paxil. When I started researching fluoride, I was shocked to learn that according to the CDC, 90 percent of the fluoride added to the water supply is hydrofluorosilicic acid, an unfiltered byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry. Fluoride is considered a pollutant when released through factory smokestacks but after fluoride pollution devastated thousands of acres of agricultural land in the 1950s, regulators restricted its release into the atmosphere. This is the same industrial byproduct that is now packaged and sold to local water utilities for addition to public water supplies. The research on fluoride has been flagrantly skewed by corporate polluters who had a strong self-interest in proving the safety and effectiveness of fluoridation. In a comprehensive review conducted in June 2015 by the Cochrane Group, a U.K.-based organization described in Newsweek as "the gold standard of scientific rigor in assessing effectiveness of public health policies," reviewers concluded: "There is very little contemporary evidence, meeting the review's inclusion criteria, that has evaluated the effectiveness of water fluoridation for the prevention of caries." Data from the World Health Organization shows the decline in tooth decay occurred equally in fluoridated and non-fluoridated countries throughout the western world as nutrition improved. Is the questionable benefit of a reduction in cavities worth the risk of impairing our children’s mental development? And what about Erin Brockovich's argument that the use of the public water system to disperse compulsory mass medication is ethically and fundamentally wrong? The NTP intends to study fluoride’s role in cancer, too. In 1977, Congress ordered a similar study regarding fluoride and cancer. When the results were finally published over a decade later, a senior toxicologist at EPA's Office of Drinking Water was fired when he concluded the study indicates fluoride is a possible carcinogen. He was reinstated in 1994 under the Whistleblower Protection Act but his concerns about fluoride were never addressed. In June 2000, senior representatives from the EPA Headquarters Union of professional employees testified in front of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Drinking Water to call for a moratorium on fluoridation and further review of the cancer study. Their warnings were not heeded. It is time we tell Congress we want them to follow through with these recommendations. Please join me in asking the current members of the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Drinking Water to stop the promotion of public water fluoridation by the Department of Health and Human Services until toxicologists fully study its negative health effects. Leading fluoridation advocates in Canada and New Zealand have reversed their endorsement of fluoride. How long will it take before health authorities in the United States realize public water fluoridation is a costly mistake? We cannot wait for U. S. health authorities to see past decades of undue corporate influence. Our government needs to stop endorsing public water fluoridation now. *Thank you to city councilor Ari Herzog for permission to use a photo of the fluoride added to the water in his town of Newburyport, MA.
Petition to Dianne Feinstein, Kamala D. Harris, Gavin Newsom, Boeing, Senator Henry Stern, Barbara Lee, Mohsen Nazemi, Julia Brownley
No more kids with cancer: clean up the Santa Susana Field Lab
When my daughter Grace Ellen was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, at age four, I thought that our family had the worst, most devastating luck. But after spending months in the hospital with her, we learned that she was one of over 50 children who may have been poisoned by one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in America. Sign to demand that incoming governor Gavin Newsom push the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to completely clean the Santa Susana Field Lab and prevent any more children from getting cancer. Grace Ellen’s form of cancer was incredibly aggressive. At age four she was put on several clinical trials, had ten times the normal amount of chemotherapy, and spent two years fighting her cancer. A year and a half later her cancer came back. She’s been addicted to morphine, unable to eat or drink, and had to fight for her life in the hospital isolation floor. Her childhood was stolen from her, and it haunts me to know her cancer might have been avoidable. She, like the other 50 children, grew up within 20 miles the Santa Susana Field Lab, land which was developed in the 1940s to conduct nuclear research. In 1959 an uncontained partial meltdown of a sodium reactor caused such a devastating radiation leak that many consider it to be the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history – and it was completely covered up for years. Our community has up to 60% higher cancer rates, 20% higher invasive breast cancer rates, we have the reports to prove it. It is the Department of Toxic Substance Control’s job to clean up this mess. They know our children are sick and dying, but they aren’t taking any meaningful action against those who own the land – Boeing, NASA and the DOE. I will protect my children even if I have to tear down mountains with my bare hands – and I am one of many parents fighting for our kids. To win this, we need our future governor to push the corrupt Department of Toxic Substances to clean up this disaster once and for all. Will you join us?
Petition to Scott Gottlieb MD, Jeff Shuren, Sybill Storz, Managing Director, Hal Lawrence, William Maisel MD
Health Alert: Many Women Have Died Unnecessarily Because Dangerous Cancers of the Uterus and Ovaries Are Being Spread using MORCELLATORS. Stop MORCELLATION in Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery.
Friends of the Public, Many women have been harmed and have died prematurely or unnecessarily because of a routine but avoidable gynecological practice known as MORCELLATION. This world-wide practice has devastated many families for well over two decades now. More than 600,000 hysterectomies are done in the US every year. By the age of 70, one out of every three American women will have had a hysterectomy. About 90% of these surgeries are done for what is presumed to be a benign condition called fibroids. More and more of these surgeries are done with minimally invasive techniques. Usually, to get the uterus out of the body using the "minimally invasive" technique, it is cut into small pieces with a machine called a morcellator. However, a devastating problem happens if in fact the woman did NOT have fibroids – but if she actually had cancer. Unfortunately, the tests that are done before a hysterectomy do not identify these cancers well. Many gynecologists don't even bother getting any tests. In fact, morcellating cancer spreads the cancer inside the woman’s body. This is called ‘up staging’ the cancer. It is important to understand: 1) The average life span following accidental morcellation of sarcoma is only 24-36 months. 2) Only 15% of woman who have leiomyosarcoma (LMS) that has spread (stage 4) will be alive after 5 years. 3) Women with sarcoma who are morcellated are about 4 times more likely to die from sarcoma than if they had not been morcellated. This is an avoidable disaster. This problem has been recognized for more than two decades. A review of the literature, by the Food and Drug Administration, revealed that 1 in 350 women who go for fibroid surgery actually have sarcoma. This means that everyday 2-5 women in the US – and more around the world are susceptible to having a deadly cancer spread because of morcellation. This catastrophic problem has happened in my family and we are fighting to stop this dangerous activity called morcellation. A chance of 1 in 350 for such a devastating outcome is much too high to accept. Women should be told the truth and the practice should stop. Please help us bring an end to spreading cancer with morcellation. This is a totally AVOIDABLE practice. People need to understand their options, which include hysterectomy through a mini-lapartomy incision or trans-vaginally – but – up until recently, most women never heard anything about morcellation or about the possibility of cancer upstaging. And, if they do, this risk is down-played by most minimally invasive gynecologists. We can tell you based on our experience, when cancers are spread by morcellation, the outcomes can be devastating - because the cancer is upstaged. We need your help. Please sign our petition so we can get the word out. We want the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology to change this "standard of care" by ending the needless waste of life caused by spreading cancer with morcellation. For more information and original references see: http://journals.lww.com/oncology-times/blog/onlinefirst/pages/post.aspx?PostID=188 ) (also see:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23189178) (also see:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21565389). The attached video below shows an example of morcellation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPkKw0j-aXE The following companies manufacture and distribute uterine morcellator devices: 1) ETHICON: Gynecare morcellator 2) Storz: Rotocut Morcellator 3) Richard Wolf Medical Instrumentation Company 4) LiNA: LiNA Xcise Cordless Laparoscopic Morcellator 5) Blue Endo MOREsolution Tissue Morcellator 6) Pneumoliner Power Morcellation System by Olympus Corporation. Intuitive Surgical's Da Vinci Robot deserves special mention, as the frequency of robotic hysterectomies performed by minimally invasive gynecologists is currently on the rise across the United States. Note that Intuitive Surgical builds and markets the DaVinci robot, which is not itself a "morcellator". However, use of the DaVinci robot almost invariably appears to require that the uterus be minced up, or morcellated, into smaller pieces inside the woman's belly cavity in order to extract from the abdomen. A clear example is shown in the following YouTube video of DaVinci being used to perform a robotic hysterectomy and manually morcellating the uterus using the endo-wrist component of the robot (morcellation is being performed at minute 5:30 of the video). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6luiX6UQmg Without morcellation using equipment manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, robotic hysterectomies would, likely, not be possible using the DaVinci Robot. It is noteworthy that the DaVinci robot does not appear to have a readily available warning label advising against its use to morcellate tumors with malignant potential inside the body. The company's Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Myriam Curet, a surgeon herself, has been informed and advised of this severe hazard in the use of DaVinci for robotic hysterectomy and the absence of a readily available warning label.
Petition to Philippine Congress, Speaker Panteleon Alvares
KALAYAAN MULA SA KANSER : PASS A NATIONAL INTEGRATED CANCER CONTROL ACT NOW!
Cancer is a growing and serious public health concern. It is inextricably linked with the achievement of the country’s poverty reduction and development goals. Cancer incidence is increasing and is ranked as one of the leading causes of death among adults and children. In the 2015 Philippine Cancer Facts and Estimates, it reported 109,280 new cancer cases per year and 66,151 cancer deaths per year. This is translated to 11 new adult cancer cases every hour, and 7 adult cancer deaths every hour. At least 3,900 children are diagnosed with cancer every year or 11 new cases every day. It has been noted that there are at least 8 children die of childhood cancer per day. A recent report of the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) states that one in every ten registered deaths in the country is attributable to cancer. Since 2004, cancers have been the third leading cause of death following cardiovascular diseases; for child mortality and morbidity, cancer ranked 4th. Experts opine that the actual cancer burden and cancer mortality in the Philippine is in fact very much higher than what is currently being reported. Many more remain uncounted, unrecorded and unreported due to the absence of national cancer registries. Survival rates for the most common adult cancers (i.e. lung, breast, colon, cervical, prostate, liver) are relatively low compared to other countries in Asia and the world. For females, all cancer mortality rate, the Philippines ranks second highest among 15 countries in Asia, with 124 deaths per 100,000 population. Compared to Asian countries, the Philippines has the highest mortality rate for 2 types of cancer: breast (27 per 100,000 population) and prostate cancer (13 per 100,000 population. Lung cancer mortality rates are also high exceeding 40 per 100,000 population. For breast cancer, the Philippines also has the lowest survival (.58 mortality to incidence ratio. For childhood cancers, which now has an average survival rate of 84% in high income countries and a growing number of middle income countries, average survival rate in the Philippines is at a low 30%. Cancer is a catastrophic disease which pushes families deeper into poverty. It debilitates not only patients, but also their families and loved ones. The financial burden can be overwhelming, given that financial risk protection mechanisms are limited and patients often need to shell out money from their own pockets to pay for treatment and other costs, such as medical supplies, food, and transportation. Evidence shows that in a cohort of cancer patients, the mean out-of-pocket expenditure for cancer treatment, far exceeded the mean household income; 117 percent at baseline to 253 percent twelve months after, leading more than 56 percent of households into financial catastrophe. This does not yet factor in the staggering economic and social costs, with productivity losses for both patients and immediate caregivers. This huge out of pocket costs often deter health seeking behavior or leads to discontinuance and abandonment of treatment (i.e. voluntary stoppage of necessary treatment by patient /family) . In some areas and with certain types of cancer, abandonment or discontinuance of treatment can be as high as 75% while average treatment compliance is at a low 21%. These conditions are most observed among the poor. marginalized sectors but occurs even among the so called middle class. Incidence of cancer is projected to increase by as much as 80%, by 2030, in low resource countries like the Philippines (WHO). This will have a staggering effect on the ability and resiliency of the Philippine health system as well as its overall economy. THUS, PURSUANT TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE II, SECTION 15 ("The State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them"), and ARTICLE 13 SECTION 11 ("The State shall adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development which shall endeavor to make essential goods, health and other social services available to all people at affordable cost. There shall be priority for the needs of the underprivileged sick, elderly, disabled, women, and children. The State shall endeavor to provide free medical care to paupers") WE CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO PASS A LAW WHICH WILL EXPAND EFFORTS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE AND CONTROL CANCER, IN ALL ITS FORMS, BY INCREASING INVESTMENTS FOR ITS PREVENTION, EARLY AND ACCURATE DETECTION, OPTIMAL TREATMENT, AND BY ADOPTING AN INTEGRATED, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, AND PATIENT/FAMILY CENTERED APPROACH. We ask that this law include provisions that will have the following integral elements. 1. Strengthening of Cancer Care Infrastructure and Service Delivery Networks to cover the continuum of care. Public health facilities shall be strengthened to provide services spanning prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, palliative and hospice care, survivorship follow up and rehabilitation. This entails (a) providing investments in health facility renovation or upgrade, (b) providing reliable supply of medicines, biologics, and other supplies, (c) training and enhancing oncology related capacities in pathology, radiotherapy, surgery, nursing care, (d) establishing clear protocols for patient navigation and palliative care, (e) ensuring proper recording and monitoring of cancer cases , and (f) ensuring that recording and monitoring extends to primary health care units. Regional Cancer Centers shall likewise be designated in strategic areas to improve access to optimal care and reduce patient costs. Robust and cost effective refer all systems among various levels of service delivery shall be institutionalized. 2. Strengthening the capacity of the Human Resources for Health in Cancer Care. A competency-based curriculum for all health care workers providing cancer care treatment and support at all levels of the healthcare service delivery system shall be created. This shall include multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary approaches to cancer care. This will also include adoption of cost-effective teaching platforms for enhanced knowledge, skills, and attitude and implementation of health worker accreditation and certification mechanisms. 3. Strengthening the FDA to ensure the safety, quality, and efficacy of medicines, biologics, and other health technologies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shall strengthen its regulatory capacity to ensure availability of safe, efficacious, quality medicines, biologics, and other health technologies for cancer patients. The FDA shall also develop policies facilitating clinical trials, supporting early access to innovative therapies and health technologies to ensure highest possible fighting chance of survival among people with cancer. 4. Institutionalizing Funding and Social Protection Mechanisms for Cancer Patients, Survivors, Caregivers, and their Families. Given the catastrophic nature of cancer and in order to ensure equitable access to treatment and care, there is a need to provide financial support to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and their families in the following forms: Establishment of a Cancer Assistance Fund to reduce out-of-pocket expenditures for diagnosis, treatment, follow through survivorship care and rehabilitation services. This may be sourced from pooled and integrated funds from the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, among others. PhilHealth Benefit Packages for Cancer. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Phil Health) shall develop and/or expand its benefit packages to include all forms of cancer including metastatic cancers and high risk cancers in children . Social Protection Mechanisms for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and their families. The State, in collaboration with DOH, SSS, GSIS, PCSO, PAGCOR, DOLE, DSWD, DOLE and LGUs shall develop social protection mechanisms to support the needs of the cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their families to reduce, if not eliminate catastrophic cost and ensure well-being. Nondiscrimination. Access to healthcare services should be provided without discrimination regarding race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. Patients should also be free from discrimination based on their disease, with respect to both employment and health insurance accessibility 5. Establishment of a National Cancer Registry and Surveillance System and Evidence Generation. A National cancer registry and surveillance system covering all forms of cancer among adults and children shall be designed and implemented to support program decision-making. All public and private health centers, hospitals and facilities shall also observe notification protocols to alert the DOH of all cancer cases. 6. National and regional research and demonstration projects shall be conducted to generate evidence to improve policies and the implementation of the Integrated Philippine Cancer Control and Management Program (IPCCMP). 7. Strengthening Health Promotion, Information, and Education Programs. Health promotion and education activities shall be strengthened in schools and learning institutions, work places, communities, and among vulnerable, at-risk, and disadvantaged populations. A National Cancer Information Office shall also be developed to develop platforms (e.g. interactive websites) to provide comprehensive cancer information services to cancer patients, their families, the public, and health professionals. The DOH, in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), KBP (Kapisanan nang Broadcasters nang Pilipinas) and other related institutions , shall encourage media outlets to launch a media campaign on adoption of healthy lifestyles, early warning signs and symptoms of cancer, cancer prevention and control, treatment and management, using all forms of traditional multimedia and social media. The media campaign shall maximize participation of advertising agencies in developing behavior change communication materials that would promote cancer information and encourage adoption of health lifestyles among the public. 8. Establishing National Cancer Screening Programs. Identifying cancer at the earliest possible stage means that treatment is less costly, cure is most likely, survival rates will increase and health outcomes will become more positive. We envision that creation and passage of this law will ensure that a diagnosis of cancer will no longer be akin to a a death sentence and that Filipinos will be able to fight and survive cancer just like citizens of other countries in Asia and the world. Increased survivorship and improved health outcomes for Filipinos with cancer will contribute to our countrys achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Reduce mortality from cancer by at least 30%) as well as the realization of our countrys health and development priorities. KALABANIN ANG KANSER TUNGO SA TUNAY NA KALAYAAN! CANCER COALITION PHILIPPINES The Cancer Coalition Philippines (CCPh) is a national coalition of cancer patient support organizations, health care providers, cancer advocates and champions engaging and working with government, policy makers, private sector, civil society, and international development partners. This petition is supported by the following: HOSPICE PHILIPPINES I CAN SERVE FOUNDATION CANCER WARRIORS FOUNDATION CAREWELL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PHARMACEUTICAL AND HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES PAIN SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINE BRAIN TUMOR ALLIANCE PHILIPPINE CANCER SOCIETY PHILIPPINE COLLEGE OF SURGEONS PHILIPPINE OBSTETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL SOCIETY PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY & BLOOD TRANSFUSION PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ONCOLOGY PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF ONCOLOGISTS PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGISTS PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY PROJECT: BRAVE KIDS INC. SOROPTIMIST INTERNATION ORTIGAS & ENVIRONS SURGICAL ONCOLOGY SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES  Ngelangel et al (2016). Philippine Costs in Oncology Study. https://www.facebook.com/CancerCoalitionPH/
Petition to Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
Tell the EPA and FDA to ban Monsanto’s cancer-causing herbicides
A North Carolina groundskeeper was awarded $78 million from Monsanto for damages. Those damages were cancer. Dewayne Johnson is 46-years old. He had been spraying Roundup on school grounds for years. Sometimes the chemical would get onto his skin. Dewayne hadn’t heard the rumours about Roundup causing cancer. Since there are no health warnings on Roundup, Dewayne thought it was safe. By the time he knew something was wrong, it was too late. Four years ago he noticed a rash, that rash turned out to be the beginning of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. His doctors estimate he has at most two years to live. He’ll leave behind a wife and three children. There’s something the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can do today to make sure others aren’t faced with a similar fate. Tell the EPA and FDA to ban Roundup. Dewayne’s story has now unleashed a floodgate of lawsuits against Monsanto, with 8,700 plaintiffs suing for similar reasons. Since the 1970’s, Monsanto’s Roundup has included a harmful substance called glyphosate. Scientists have studied the effects of this chemical and determined that it can cause serious health impacts, including cancer. Traces of glyphosate have even been found in the food that we eat. Demand the EPA and FDA ban glyphosate. Chemicals that can cause cancer shouldn’t be sprayed on our food and yards. Roundup can cause irreversible life threatening damage to people. It could even harm consumers who eat glyphosate laced foods. Tell the EPA and FDA to stand up for Americans, ban Monsanto’s cancerous herbicides.
Petition to President of the Republic of the Philippines
Dear MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE SIGN THE CANCER CONTROL ACT
ProblemThe National Integrated Cancer Control Act has been approved by the Philippine Congress. To become a law, the President of the Republic should affix his signature as a sign of approval.We ask President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte, to please sign the bill now, and kickstart a new era in the fight againts cancer in the Philippines.SolutionSIGN THE NATIONAL INTEGRATED CANCER CONTROL ACT NOW!