Cannabis extracts known to help children with chronic seizures have been classified under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, making their possession highly illegal. Sign this petition to demand that CBD be removed from the list of Schedule 1 substances.
Internet moderators for Microsoft claim they developed PTSD due to the immense amount of pornographic and violent material they had to sift through. Sign this petition to demand that Microsoft provide professional mental health services to all its moderators.
Terminally ill patients could be denied the right to die with dignity should a politician decide to block a proposed new law. Demand that this Republican Congressman take back his pledge to stop this crucial bill.
Republicans have vowed once again to defund Planned Parenthood. Though they are motivated by banning abortions, their actions will likely only harm low-income women seeking different health services. Demand that the President-elect promise to veto this bill if it makes it past the Senate and House.
Republicans’ “repeal and delay” strategy regarding the Affordable Care Act would allow the dismantling of Obamacare with absolutely no plan for a replacement. This would add billions to the deficit, cause tens of millions of people to lose their insurance, and ultimately result in thousands more deaths every year. Demand that plans for a replacement for Obamacare be worked out before it can be repealed.
Millions of Americans suffering from diabetes rely on insulin to lead healthy lives, however, the cost of this vital drug has increased by more than 200 percent in only eight years, making it too expensive for many of those who desperately need it to survive. Sign this petition to tell Sanofi, a top-selling pharmaceutical company, to stop profiting from citizens’ illnesses and decrease the cost of insulin.
Due to video footage aimed at depicting Planned Parenthood profiting off fetal tissue, Texas has repeatedly threatened to take away the organization’s access to Medicaid funds. Sign this petition to demand that these efforts be stopped and that Planned Parenthood continue to receive funds.
U.S. health care customers pay the highest costs in the industrialized world, and receive some of the worst health care outcomes. Demand far-reaching health care reform from the next administration.
A Buffalo Bills player who uses marijuana to treat his Crohn’s disease is now facing his second suspension from the NFL. If he fails another drug test, he will be banned for life. Tell the NFL that this is cruel and unfair – there should be a medical exemption for cannabis.
Herbal supplements, used by millions of Americans for various health and wellness concerns, have been proven to belie their labeling. A surprising number of supplements contain no trace of the medicinal herb advertised, or are heavily diluted by cheap fillers, and sometimes dangerous imposters. Tell the FDA herbal supplements must be regulated like other food and drug products.
Junk food has become a human rights issue. When we consider the number of people worldwide who are malnourished despite an adequate calorie intake, it’s clear to see that big food corporations are profiting at the expense of people’s health. Sign this petition to help ensure that citizens no longer have to choose between nutrition and affordability.
Tens of millions of Americans suffer from rare, deadly diseases, but gene replacement therapy may provide a cure. However, it is not approved in the United States. Demand that the FDA approve this treatment so that so many more families can live longer and healthier lives.
Current and former NFL players suffer from a myriad of physical and psychological problems that could potentially be cured or prevented with regular use of cannabis. Currently, the NFL bans this substance but allows players to take dangerous, addictive prescription painkillers. Sign this petition to demand that football players be allowed to utilize medical cannabis.
Over 200,000 pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 5 are suffering severe hunger and malnutrition due to a record drought. Demand United Nations aid for those affected by this catastrophe.
A transgender teen killed himself after allegedly being discriminated against in a hospital where he was under suicide watch. Staff reportedly referred to him as a girl, causing immense distress on a child who was already going through a crisis. Sign this petition to demand that the hospital ensure that no child under their care experience something like this ever again.
Residents of a housing community are having their health threatened by hazardous heavy metals present in a construction site. Despite the potential for this contamination to spread, the government agency engaged in construction has allegedly taken minimal precautions to prevent contamination. Demand that construction is stopped until a proper plan is laid out to clean up this contamination.
In recent years, 10 children have died and hundreds of others have taken ill after using popular teething tablets. The FDA has released a warning and has commenced an investigation into the product, while stores have begun pulling them from shelves. Demand that the FDA go one step further and recall all of the products so that no other children suffer.
A life-saving plant was slated to be banned by the Drug Enforcement Administration, despite hundreds of years of medicinal use. The plan was widely opposed, and the DEA has responded by giving the herb a reprieve pending research and an official public comment period. Applaud the decision to listen to the needs of the people and reconsider the misguided ban.
An octogenarian grandmother’s home was raided without a warrant by the Massachusetts National Guard, all for a single marijuana plant which she was growing for medicinal use. This is an invasion of privacy, a waste of resources, and a classic example of the overly aggressive war on drugs. Tell the National Guard we should already be past this nonsense.
The U.N. has finally claimed responsibility for its role in a cholera outbreak that started in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and has recently seen an alarming acceleration after Hurricane Matthew. Applaud the organization for taking responsibility and sending aid to combat the outbreak.
A deadly drug with the potential to be used in terrorist attacks is being bought online and shipped across the world. Sign this petition to demand a crackdown on the companies responsible for developing this lethal chemical.
Quality of life will drastically improve for those with Type 1 diabetes since the FDA approved a new insulin delivery system. This new method is safer, easier to use, and will monitor blood sugar levels so that people with diabetes can sleep through the night without fear of their glucose levels dropping dangerously low. Commend the FDA for its approval of this groundbreaking device.
Congress has finally passed a bill funding the fight against the Zika virus after over eight months of delay. Thank Congress for prioritizing the health of American citizens.
Planned Parenthood in Arkansas was saved from defunding after a federal judge ruled that the state must continue to provide the organization with money. Applaud the decision to preserve this important women’s health organization.
A country has adopted a progressive new drug policy that could reduce drug related deaths, health risks, and criminal activity. Sign this petition to support decriminalizing addicted people and treating them with compassion.