If you don’t depend on compounded medications, it’s likely someone in your family does, a friend of yours does, and/or a family member of a friend of yours does. A few members of Congress want to restrict OUR access to compounded medications. These congress members want to take away YOUR right to take medicine that is suited to YOUR needs. Just as our fingerprints are unique, our reactions to medicines are unique. These people apparently think that government officials can determine whether you need an individualized medication better than you and your doctor can.
This isn’t a matter of politics, except that they’re playing politics with OUR LIVES and the lives of those we care about. Millions of Americans’ lives are at stake here
What can you do? Call these 3 senators and tell them to LAY OFF! (of course in a nicer way)* Pass this message on as well
Senator Ted Kennedy: (202) 224-4543
Senator Pat Roberts: (202)-224-4774
Senator Richard Burr: (202) 224-3154
*You will probably get one of their staff members. You can just say something along the lines of “Hi [person’s name]. I am calling about Senator [Kennedy’s, Roberts’s, or Burr’s] authoring of the Safe Drug Compounding Act. Our doctors and ourselves should be the ones determining whether we receive compounded medication, not the government. Therefore, I ask that Senator [Kennedy, Roberts, or Burr] withdraw his name as a co-author and vote against this bill if it ever comes to the floor” They may ask you for your name and e-mail address, give it to them.
If they say something like “the bill hasn’t even been introduced yet”, etc… that’s just political rhetoric. They are preparing to introduce it, and if they say that, say something along the lines of “I am aware that they are still preparing to introduce it, and my comments still stand”
This will take at most 5 minutes of your time, and the future impact you can make will save you way more than 5 minutes