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Petition to U.S. Senate, Dan Brown, Kathy J. Byron, Lee Ware, Mike Cunningham, Timothy Hugo, Bill Eigel, Jason Holsman, Daniel Marshall, III, Jacob W Hummel, Robert B. Bell, Israel D. O'Quinn, Jamilah Nasheed, Bob Onder, Ron Richard, David E. Yancey, John Joseph Rizzo, Caleb Rowden, Margaret B. Ransone, Dave Schatz, Scott Sifton, Wayne Wallingford, Michael J. Webert, Paul Wieland, Tony O. Wilt, Christopher T. Head, Jeion A. Ward, Mark L. Keam, Eileen Filler-Corn, Kaye Kory, Joseph C. Lindsey, Lamont Bagby, David J. Toscano, Steve E. Heretick, Michael P. Mullin, Jeffrey M. Bourne, President of the United States, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, U.S. House of Representatives

Stop Forcing Mail-Order Pharmacy as the Only Option of Coverage

Patients' lives depend on choice. **Since starting the petition, I have realized that there are many issues other than temperatures with forced mail-order pharmacy.  Mail-order pharmacy is very loosely regulated. There are life-threatening delays, lack of face-to-face relationship with pharmacists for people with chronic conditions, and rapid closures of our independent pharmacies; although, a recent study showed people prefer independent pharmacy (2018, Gill).    *************Our Story************* Our son, received a life-saving liver transplant at the age of 2 from a 3-year-old little girl. His life depends on the potency and effectiveness of chemotherapy/immune suppression medications every 12 hours to prevent his body's immune system from fighting off his transplanted liver. In the past mail-order delivered his liquid oral medications in nothing but a plastic envelope on a 102-degree day on a hot enclosed not temperature controlled UPS truck. Shortly after, he went into liver rejection which could have resulted in complete liver failure or death. I speculated that the medication could have been too weak after the delivery of medications in high heat. I vowed to never again risk his life with mail-order pharmacy. Recently, we were mandated/forced to only use mail-order pharmacy in order to receive coverage for his life-saving medications.  The package arrived in only a bag on a hot day without an ice pack. The hot non-temperature controlled enclosed delivery truck can reach temperatures up to 170 degrees. His labs elevated again afterward. My son wants to know, "Why would they do that?" I contacted the manufacturer, who performs the testing stated that both of my son's medications should be discarded and considered less potent once stored above 86 degrees as higher temperatures and freezing could both result in lower potency. Liquid medication is the most harmed by the mishandling of medications outside of the manufactures temperature storage guidelines.  I contacted the mail-order pharmacy who refused to replace or take back the medication. They said the law & USP Pharmacopoeia allows them to ship up to 104 degrees, although the manufacturer states it is not proven safe at these temperatures. However, I have received communication from USP Pharmacopoeia who writes guidelines for storage, and they also said that the mail order pharmacy should follow the manufacturer's guidelines of 59-86 degrees for storage. Again, the trucks reach up to 170 degrees which is much hotter than 104.  I contacted the FDA, who states that the mail order pharmacy should be using the manufacturer's guidelines that have been proven safe..However, since the mail-order pharmacies are regulated loosely by the State Board of Pharmacy, not the FDA. There was nothing that the FDA could do.  I made over 30 calls to the insurance company begging for them to please let us pick my son's medications up at the local pharmacy at which they are filled. My son's physician wrote a note/appeal as his transplant team has stated that they have tried to voice their concerns about this issue with their pediatric/child patients and no one is listening! The insurance company still denied the doctor's appeal for us to pick up my son's medications in the safest way. It was not until the Media became evolved that the insurance company budged.  I felt helpless and have united with many other pharmacists, physicians, patients, mothers and fathers, and caregivers who feel the same way. Helpless. Mail-order of prescription drugs should be a choice, not the only option of coverage.  Mail-order pharmacies may appear to save money, but when my son ended up in the hospital after taking medications that could have been compromised by having lower potency, the cost of the rejection was thousands of dollars. If his liver would have fully failed, the cost of his liver transplant for just 5 days (he was in the hospital for 5 weeks) was over $1,000,000. The lax regulation and oversight may save money on prescription drug plans but may come at an increased cost to the health plan itself. Also, keep in mind the endless waste of medications that automatically are sent regardless of whether or not patients need them. Also, people with chronic, complex conditions, should always have the option of face to face interaction with a pharmacist who knows their complex needs and medical history. The pharmacist and patient relationship are crucial to the successful outcome of the patient's overall health. Taking this away is harmful to patients and be more costly to our already stressed healthcare system.   Only allowing mail-order pharmacy for coverage is unethical and irresponsible. I share stories on my social media sites every day of patients who are suffering from lack of choice.  We need your help to make mandatory mail-order an option, not a mandate.  YOUR URGENT SUPPORT WILL SAVE LIVES! THANK YOU!! WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THE SUPPORTERS, CAREGIVERS, & PATIENTS.  Thank you,  Loretta Boesing, Founder of Unite for Safe Medications You may make a tax-deductible contribution to support our advocacy here Email: loretta@uniteforsafemeds.com Facebook Page: Issues with Mail Order Pharmacy @justamomwholovesherson Twitter: @BoesingLoretta The greatest way that you can help is by sharing this petition & gathering 2-3 people in your community who are having issues and speak to your legislatures.                  Reference: Gill, Lisa L. “Consumers Still Prefer Independent Pharmacies, CR's Ratings Show.” Product Reviews and Ratings - Consumer Reports, 7 Dec. 2018, www.consumerreports.org/pharmacies/consumers-still-prefer-independent-pharmacies-consumer-reports-ratings-show/

Loretta Boesing
163,802 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education, New Jersey School Boards Association, New Jersey Department of Education

Support Daniel P. Leonard, Toms River, NJ BOE

Daniel P. Leonard, a Retired Career Army Combat Veteran and U.S. Paratrooper with multiple deployments and current member of the non-partisan Toms River BOE, has been the subject of a partisan witch-hunt based upon Lies & False Context perpetrated by a left wing coalition; particularly an extremist group intent on tarnishing Mr. Leonard’s sterling reputation as a military hero and selfless, unpaid civil servant and proven community leader. Please Sign this petition in support of MSG (Ret) Daniel Leonard and Free Speech. https://nj1015.com/how-one-nj-veteran-put-cair-in-their-place-opinion/?fbclid=IwAR2taPG2pXg0T9jCC26Qc_T-IYZmzU5cx7-N-wDBYt4ytLd6cupNeaLcxeU http://shorenewsnetwork.com/2019/08/03/army-veteran-toms-river-school-board-member-family-kids-receiving-death-threats-after-criticizing-rashida-tlaib/ https://nj1015.com/is-free-speech-dead-facebook-live/ https://www.amazon.com/I-R-Hamas-Government-American-Islamic-Relations/dp/1540707555 Mr. Leonard has been the target of a coordinated international campaign to disparage his integrity and fitness for his position on the school board by CAIR (Hamas) - The Council On American Islamic Relations which government organizations have tied to known terrorists. Stand up for Freedom and let Toms River & New Jersey know we support Mr. Leonard. ***UPDATE*** We will be having Rally with Guest Speakers to support Daniel Leonard on 9/18/19 at 7PM  Location: Toms River High School North, BOE Meeting, 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, New Jersey 08753 Please Come Support an American Hero and Free Speech! Sincerely, The Committee To Support Daniel Patrick Leonard - The Most Qualified Board Of Education Representative This Town Has Ever Seen!   https://www.linkedin.com/in/dleonard76/ www.facebook.com/TeamLeonardNJ www.twitter.com/DPL08722 www.instagram.com/teamleonardnj/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3soF8crjGLh1RPVZM2BdLQ/videos?view_as=subscriber View Mr. Leonard's Single Term Highlights - This Assault On Him & His Family By People That Don't Even Live Here Has Forced This District To Lose A True Asset For The Students, Staff & Taxpayers!   * Armed Security Officers In Every School* Over 150 Million In District Repairs & Upgrades After 30 Years Of Neglect* Completely Rid Your Non-Partisan School Board Of Partisan Special Interest* Ocean County Appointee To The NJSBA Board Of Directors* District Liaison To The Ocean County School Boards Association* District Representative To The NJSBA Delegate Assembly* Increased Transparency Between The District & Residents * Beachwood School Tax Increases have remained The LOWEST when compared to Toms River, South Toms River & Pine Beach Since He was Elected the Board In 2016!* SAVED The Taxpayers Nearly $20 Million In Bond Interest Since The Referendum Passed in January 2019* Referendum Taxes Are LOWER Than Originally Projected - Just As He Promised!* Does What Is Fair & Equitable For ALL District Stakeholders Rather Than What Is Politically Expedient - In other words - Does Not Make Decisions Based On How They Will Impact His Re-Election ..... They Are Based On Actionable Intelligence and Immediate Facts & Evidence ..... NOT Social Media Emotions or Personal Relationships!  Yet - He Has Been Forced To Abandon His Re-Election Campaign So That He Would Not Compromise The Integrity Of The School District Due To These Outside Agitators & Their Threats & Intimidation.  We Must Take A Stand!  

Chris Borino
1,030 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Kathy Castor, Nydia Velazquez, Charles E. Schumer

Please help a Disabled Veteran/Father get "JUSTICE" for his Daughter a Corrections Officer

We want an investigation into the Criminal Acts committed by Mr.  Isharaka Gunasinghe, the horrible unavoidable death of my daughter N.Y.S.Corrections Officer Carolyn R. Torres on 12/10/2015, and their Marriage in  which he forced her under duress to stay Marry.   He has committed Federal tax evasion (IRS)  marriage fraud (INS) fraudulent bank accounts,(ICIS)  New York State tax evasion (NYS Taxation) used blackmail, "Death Threats" against my daughter Carolyn and me, her father, has also committed  estate fraud, credit card fraud.  His criminal deeds are the main reason behind the "Death" of  NYS Corrections Officer Carolyn R. Torres on 12-10-2015. He has never lived with my daughter.   By Signing this petition will can open an Investigation from the  UCIS, INS, IRS, New York State Income Tax Revenue, and have this man answer for his Crimes. Officer Torres has lost her life, not a fair outcome for her, however I lost her forever and I will expect her death, but Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe still has yet to be brought to Justice for all his crimes against my daughter and our Nation.  Since Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe is her husband /although fraudulently, he still holds the power over my daughter.  Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe is a Criminal  illegal immigrant,  He and his criminal cohorts have found ways to lie, steal, falsify documents to send to the  INS, IRS. He has  filed false tax returns, opened fake Bank accounts, stole thousands of thousands of dollars in  assets, also in Federal and New York State taxes. (  WE HAVE EVIDANCE - DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ). There are other unknown  benefits that were obtain by him illegally. He has broken so many Federal Laws, and has threaten  the lives of Americans to gain his Green Card and Permanent status in the U.S. My name is Angelo Torres Sr, a Disabled Veteran  and I only ask to be given a chance to prove his guilt and to get  an Investigation into my daughter death, who I know was killed because of Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe marriage scam.    

Angelo Torres
1,349 supporters