Topic

Opioid Crisis

39 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Darrell Steinberg, Anderson Cooper, DIane Feinstein, Evan Low, CVS Pharmacy, cvs caremark, Southwest Airlines

Insurance coverage for pain cream over opiates being pumped into my daughter daily.

I've reached out to as many executives as possible to resolve this issue but it's larger than just my daughter. If my child at 18, yes I have power or attorney is being given opiates, opiates and more opiates and alternatives are being denied by CVS Caremark how many others is this happening to on a nationwide scale? Janon can't help she has had to endure 38 surgeries. Janon can't help she has chronic lung disease and needs oxygen to fly to medical providers out of state or when she simply cannot breathe. Janon cannot help she needs a ventilator at night. Janon cannot help she is a VACTERL and VEPTR patient. These are facts.  Her pain doctor who has followed her for two years prescribed a topical pain cream, insurance will cover the pills but not the cream. He prescribed to reduce the amount of pills she has to take. 14 pills in total a day.  Not all opiates but 5 prescriptions are schedule three.   It makes no sense to pump her with opiates and cover them without blinking an eye but not cover a cream that may be useful and can possibly lessen the amount of pills she has to take.  As a VEPTR patient there are lung issues. Significant ones, she has chronic lung disease and if you go off of numbers is in lung failure on the left but let's give her more opiates and depress her breathing more. That makes sense. No it doesn't it sounds as idiotic as the actions are.  Now we are seeing renal issues due to all these medications when that's never been an issue as far as renal function.  As a parent it to me seems denying a simple cream that can help her is being complicit in keeping her on opiates and addicted to them. It's putting her life in danger as if her life doesn't matter. It matters to me. I love her dearly. I've seen her at her worst and now have to watch this when it's not necessary.  Absolutely not, I will fight. I will win this fight and anyone who is experiencing insurance denials that keep you or your child on opiates please share your story.  #Opiatecrisis #JanonsJourney

Anekka Thomas
296 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to eBay, Devin Wenig

Fentanyl is killing our kids and eBay is contributing by selling the products to do it.

The increasing number of overdose deaths is greatly attributed to Fentanyl. Already we have had over 20 thousand deaths this year. Fentanyl is being shipped from China and Mexico to the states and then sold alone as powder or laced into other drugs. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and can kill within minutes with a dose as small as two grains of salt. Fentanyl is being used to make counterfiet pills. Dealers are getting rich and we are losing a generation of kids. And eBay is making it easy for dealers to do so, by selling pill presses, powder base and die stamps to mark the counterfeit pills. With these tools anyone can make Xanax, Percocet, Oxy and more. These pills are then presented as the real thing to those suffering from an addiction to opioid medications. Kids are dying. At least, 174 people die everyday from an opioid overdose. That number rose from 129 a day in 2015.  "More Americans die from opioid drugs than gun fatalities or vehicle-related deaths. A staggering new report shows that opioids killed more Americans in 2016 than the entire 19-year Vietnam War and the AIDS crisis" "Latest figures by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that deaths from synthetic opioids such as fentanyl rose by over 72 percent since last year." We have to stop eBay from making a profit and contributing to an already raging epidemic. No one needs a pill press...NO ONE! Nor the stamps to mark them as pharmaceutical medication.

Fentanyl Legislation Nationwide
13,679 supporters