Sign the petition against FDA preemption
I saw at Pharmalot that TortDeform contributor Hank Greenspan worked with a broad group of policy analysts, healthcare professionals, and patient activists to setup an Internet petition against FDA preemption. I’ve signed it – so should you.
We, the undersigned, petition Congress to guarantee the right to a day in court if a person is harmed or killed by an FDA-approved product. Specifically, we stand against the policy of FDA preemption.
What is FDA preemption? The Food and Drug Administration, whose responsibility it is to safeguard the public, is attempting to take away the right of American citizens to hold a manufacturer accountable for damages caused by an FDA-approved medication or medical device.
Such preemption reduces industry accountability, even while it endangers our civil rights and public health.