Seniors pay far more than they should for essential medications thanks to a law that makes it impossible for Medicare to negotiate lower prices. This law does nothing except line the pockets of BIg Pharma executives. Urge Congress to repeal the law and allow the government to lower the cost of drugs for seniors.
Life-saving treatments for cancer and heart disease will be provided at a 60-90 percent discount in a new government operated pharmacy. Praise the move, which will allow millions of people access to otherwise unaffordable medications.
Abortion clinics are under attack by proposed legislation that intends to regulate and restrict certain aspects of abortion clinics like square footage and parking lot design. If approved, these restrictions could cause some abortion clinics to shut down. We must speak up now to stop these ridiculous and unnecessary restrictions on abortion facilities.
Despite the known health risks of smoking and second hand smoke, lower income non-smokers are exposed to these dangerous fumes each day while peacefully residing in their homes. Sign this petition to show your support for a new rule that would prevent smoking in public housing facilities.
Currently, low-income women in the U.S. find it difficult or even impossible to access abortion care. We must support equal healthcare access for all women, not just the wealthy. Encourage Congress to allow safe, affordable abortion care for all.
Residents have reportedly been drinking contaminated water for a full year without a notice or advisory from the city. Take action now to demand that those responsible are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Terminally ill patients attempt suicide in an effort to control their lives and deaths as they cannot control the pain and suffering they must endure. Sign the petition to save terminally ill patients from unnecessary pain by giving these patients the ability to control their own death.
Two more children have died from youth football-related incidents and brought the football-related death toll to nine minors across the country since September. Enforce stricter safety regulations upon public school youth football leagues.
Malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, kills 500,000 people a year. However, a grassroots movement has been providing nets to combat the spread of this devastating disease. Demand that Congress increase funding to this incredible organization.
Patients’ loved ones are forced to stand or sit on the the germ-infested hospital floor while in ER exam rooms. Take action now and demand that a chair be provided in these rooms to reduce illness and the spread of disease.
A third NFL player — who lost his mother to breast cancer — was reportedly slapped with a $5,000 fine for wearing “eye blacks” for breast cancer awareness month that featured the breast cancer ribbon. Stop the NFL for penalizing their players for supporting an important cause.
A hospital accidentally spread a deadly infection to patients that underwent open-heart surgery, four of which have died from complications related to the infection. Demand that stricter sanitary regulations on state hospitals are enforced to prevent the future spread of disease.
Humans can develop cancer by ingesting processed meats such as hot dogs, bacon, and sausage on a regular basis. Urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to place warning labels on these dangerous processed meats.
Corporations are trying to weaken protections against toxic substances that can cause severe illness and death. New provisions would restrict states’ rights to ban potentially harmful chemicals for the sake of profits. Demand that attack on our rights to health and safety be stopped.
Tens of thousands of Americans are admitted into emergency rooms each year because of the adverse side effects of dietary supplements. These supplements aren’t approved for safety before going onto the market. Urge the FDA to identify the dangerous products and ban them.
Walk-to-school programs reduce childhood obesity while cutting dangerous air pollution. Support investing in programs to make the streets safe for kids to walk to school.
For those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, exposure to even the slightest amounts of gluten can set off a serious reaction. Trace amounts of gluten are currently found in many medications, but there is no label so accidental exposure is almost guaranteed. Sign this petition to ensure patients with gluten sensitivity issues are not prescribed something that could set off a dangerous reaction.
A nurse allegedly reused a syringe and used the wrong vaccine on 67 people. The effects of this dangerous incident could have been devastating had infected blood been transferred from patient to patient. Sign this petition and urge the company to ensure all its nurses are properly trained before being put to work.
After being missing for five days, a Bronx hospital worker was found dead in a locked third-floor bathroom due to natural causes. Enforce stricter surveillance of the facility to ensure the safety and health of its patients and staff members in the future.
A contracted nurse administered 67 vaccines to a New Jersey pharmaceuticals office with the wrong dosage and re-used syringes. Insist that TotalWellness fire this contracted nurse and ensure a reevaluation of their medical license.
Flintstones vitamins and other Bayer products for kids contain artificial ingredients, some of which are linked to cancer. Bayer has publicly stated their brand recognition is enough to prove their commitment to safety, but their products indicate otherwise. Sign this petition to demand Bayer take steps to ensure their products are safe.
The National Children’s Leukemia Foundation, and its founder Zvi Shor, are accused of theft of funds and misrepresenting programs and resources. Rather than helping sick kids and their families, investigators believe the funds went into Mr. Shor’s pocket. Sign this petition to demand a full investigation and prosecution.
Prohibit harmful chemicals and pesticides from being used in the manufacture and processing of our food. We would not willingly ingest anti-freeze, embalming fluid, nor jet fuel, so please don’t make that choice for us.
A 20-year-old man recently shot up Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring at least 20 more. Tell this community college and town fixture to provide a mental health facility and stricter campus security for its community members.
The 2015 high school football year has already resulted in two young players dead. Young men are being encouraged to play as if they are full-grown adults, and they are not. Demand stringent safety rules in high school football to prevent further deaths.