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.
Oil companies are unloading toxic diesel onto African countries with weak environmental standards, causing air pollution that is putting the health of citizens at risk. Stop these companies from putting human health at risk for the sake of profit.
Lead exposure is extremely hazardous to our health, especially children, and contaminated water poses a huge threat to many communities. Provide help to communities that have been exposed to toxic lead levels and protect our children from the dangers of lead poisoning.
Tests have found that many houses in Pittsburgh receive water with dangerously high lead levels. In several cases, levels have exceeded federal maximums by up to five times. Demand action to ensure that Pittsburgh residents have access to safe water.
Thousands of children across the country are at risk from dangerously high levels of lead in their drinking water supply. Demand that this dangerous chemical be removed before it causes extensive long-term damage.
Family planning and health care for people nationwide will be saved thanks to a new rule proposed by the Obama administration. Commend this rule and the protection of affordable health care clinics across the country.
A chemical found to disrupt hormones and the human reproductive system is still used in a popular toothpaste, even after having been prohibited from use in topical products. Sign the petition to ask the FDA to ban the potentially harmful chemical.
Half of dermatologists were not taught how to spot cancer on black skin, and barely one in 10 dermatology residencies teach how to treat the skin of people of color, according to a recent study. Demand medical schools be required to teach how to diagnose cancer and other conditions on black skin.
Heroin addicts can be charged with homicide if they are found in the presence of someone who has accidentally overdosed on heroin. Instead of being provided with the help that they so desperately need to combat this horrible addiction, they are sometimes faced with prison time. Demand that heroin addicts stop being treated as criminals and are rather treated for their addiction.
Thousands of people may die without access to a life-saving medicine, because its manufacturer failed to consult with top HIV/AIDS organizations before submitting the drug to be subsidized by the government. Urge the company to consult thoroughly with these groups on the resubmission to ensure that people can be saved.
A 76-year-old veteran recently committed suicide outside a VA hospital after being turned away from the ER. Numerous other patients have died while awaiting treatment at another VA hospital. Demand that our veterans receive the medical attention they deserve.
Buildings that were damaged during a hurricane are causing sickness and health issues in residents. These people live in a place that leaves them constantly exposed to toxins that cause long-term health problems. Demand that these dangerous conditions be remedied immediately.
Residents in a low-income neighborhood were exposed to high levels of lead for over a year and a half even though officials reportedly knew of the contamination. Demand justice for these innocent people.
After increasing the price of EpiPens to unaffordable levels, the company behind the life-saving drug has agreed to offer copay vouchers and produce a generic option. Thank the company for taking steps to protect the lives of people with severe allergies.
A recent spike in heroin overdoses has claimed more than 200 victims in the span of a single week. Demand assistance and relief for the overwhelmed police and emergency responders trying to stem the spread of this fatal crisis.