Antipsychotic medications are overused or inappropriately used on the elderly throughout the U.S., federal investigators have found. Urge Medicare authorities to curb this misuse and give elderly Americans the dignity and quality care they deserve.
Children are exposed to dangerous amounts of air pollution while they are riding on school buses. Keep the air and the lungs of our children clean by supporting a new filtration system that reduces smog and other pollutants on school buses.
McDonald’s has announced that it will stop treating its chickens with antibiotics used in human medicine. Applaud the move, which will help stop the rise of life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains.
A doctor has introduced free cancer treatments for children in a country where many of them die from lack of medical care simply because their families cannot afford it. Applaud this physician for bringing life-saving cancer treatment to children in Guatemala.
A former Ebola patient decided to take part in the Ebola virus vaccine research by donating her plasma and dedicating her time and efforts to traveling abroad. Thank this woman for giving back to the community and helping others in need.
All California children may soon be required to get vaccinated, thanks to a newly introduced bill. The bill is sadly necessary due to the growth of a willfully ignorant anti-vaccine movement in California. Sign the petition to thank California legislature and the efforts of the ForceChange community to mandate vaccines.
Even parents who do believe in vaccinations can have trouble keeping their kids’ immunizations up to date. Support better funding for school nurses to improve record keeping and help families keep their children safe and healthy.
Americans in need of personalized medications will now have more difficulty obtaining them, thanks to tighter restrictions on the interstate selling of compounded medicines. Sign the petition and persuade the FDA to stop jeopardizing the health of patients.
Dangerous bacteria that cannot be killed with antibiotics are on the rise and are infecting more and more people every year. These bacteria are difficult to treat and, as a result, much more dangerous. Demand that Congress create a comprehensive response plan to address this rising public health threat.
The recent hospitalization of several Wesleyan students highlights the issue of drug abuse and lack of knowledge regarding these substances. Urge the university to introduce a course designed to educate students on the risks associated with drug use and allow them to make informed decisions in the future.
A gamut of neglected tropical diseases affect billions of people around the world each year and health officials need more resources to help people effectively. Demand that the United States increase international health funding to help tackle these deadly diseases.
Powerful psychiatric drugs are being given to infants and toddlers for no better reason than behavior control. Please sign here to show your outrage and demand stricter prescription drug regulations.
Malaria claims roughly half a million lives each year, and its growing resistance to treatment is a major threat to human health. Call on world leaders to stop the spread of this deadly disease.
The most restrictive anti-abortion law in America is being put forward in Ohio, threatening the rights of women. Oppose the law, which could force women to result to unsafe abortion methods, and ask the state’s governor to veto it if necessary.
Obamacare may soon be terminated by Congress, despite millions of Americans depending on it for health insurance. Tell Congress not to deny affordable health care to struggling Americans.
Nestlé has made an important decision to remove artificial colorings and flavors from its candy products sold in the United States. Thank the company for its efforts to protect the health of its customers.
Recent efforts by the DEA have left many veterans without necessary medication, leading to severe pain and withdrawal. Urge the DEA to overturn their recent decision and allow efficient access to medication for all veterans in need.
A popular whisky contains propylene glycol, a substance used in antifreeze. Urge the company to remove this toxic ingredient at once.
Uganda’s healthcare system is in shambles due to low numbers of healthcare workers, yet the government plans to send more than 250 of them to other countries. Sign the petition to urge Uganda’s president to stop brain drain and improve healthcare conditions in his country.
The Truth campaign has worked tirelessly to educate young people on the harms of tobacco use. Since its introduction, the percentage of young people using tobacco has declined dramatically. Applaud this campaign for its innovative methods of decreasing tobacco use among youth.
Workers at food flavoring plants and e-cigarette smokers are being exposed to dangerous amounts of a harmful chemical. Sign here to demand it be banned before any more people are forced to suffer.
Rescued pit bulls are being trained to act as service dogs for veterans in need, thanks to the efforts of an organization called Pits for Patriots. Applaud this non-profit for helping to eliminate the stigma of pit bulls and aiding in the rehabilitation of United States veterans.
There are over 100 cases of measles in California due to an anti-vaccine movement there. Parents are also intentionally infecting their children with the disease at “measles parties.” Sign here to stop this child abuse before any other children are forced to suffer.
Using marijuana-derivative oils to treat severe epilepsy may soon be legal in Virginia. Ask the governor to support the bill, which would improve the lives of hundreds of epileptics as well as their families.
Women under the age of 25 are denied free cervical screening tests, however, young women can still contract cervical cancer. Demand that the minimum age requirement be lowered to help prevent cervical cancer from taking any more lives.