Act Now! Don't let the drug companies do all the talking!

Drug industry lobbyists have been crawling all over Congress for months to make sure their interests are favored over consumers’ in the reauthorization of our federal drug-safety laws.

Missing from these conversations are the millions of us who take, pay for, and are bombarded by endless TV drug ads. Not to mention those who have suffered life-altering effects after taking unsafe drugs. These laws are supposed to ensure that the drugs we’re prescribed are safe -- and do what they claim. Make sure you get your say in these negotiations!

We saw how dangerous unsafe drugs can be just three years ago, when 149 Americans died after using contaminated heparin from China. Some 80 percent of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the U.S. are manufactured outside the country. The new laws should make sure drug imports are safe, that the FDA can recall harmful medicines on the market, and that all those drug ads on TV and the Internet are regulated.

Send an email to lawmakers in Congress who must approve these new drug laws so they can make sure your concerns are represented!

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