Coalition Concerns about H.R. 3742, the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment (ADAPT) Act of 2013

As members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition, which includes groups representing physicians, scientists, consumers, and patients, we are writing to express our concerns about H.R. 3742, the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment (ADAPT) Act of 2013 Continue reading

Letter to FDA Re: Circulatory Systems Devices Panel on Reclassification of External Cardiac Compressor Devices

November 5, 2013. We are writing to express our strong concerns about the September 11, 2013 FDA meeting of the Advisory Committee for Circulatory System Devices. This Advisory Committee meeting discussed and made recommendations regarding the proposed down-classification of External Cardiac Compressor (ECC) devices. The panel members were asked to consider the FDA recommendation that ECC devices be reclassified from Class III (high risk) to Class II (moderate risk) with special controls. Continue reading

Letter of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition to House Leaders in Opposition of H.J. Res 77

We are writing as public health, patient, consumer, and scientific nonprofit organizations to oppose H.J. Res 77 and any other efforts to single out the Food and Drug Administration for funding.  Our organizations represent millions of patients, consumers, health professionals, and scientists who strongly support the work of the FDA and urge Congress to provide the level of appropriations the agency needs throughout FY 2014. Continue reading

Members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and oppose efforts to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices

September 26, 2013. As members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition, we strongly support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and oppose efforts to undermine this essential program that will benefit millions of Americans. In the upcoming negotiations over the budget and debt ceiling, we urge you to reject the repeal of the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices. Continue reading

Members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition strongly support FDA’s ban on the imports of Ranbaxy medical products

September 26, 2013. As members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition, we strongly support the FDA’s ban on importing drugs manufactured at Ranbaxy Laboratories, Ltd.’s facility in Mohali, India. The company’s facility is not complying with current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), which are the main regulatory safeguard to ensure drug manufacturing quality. Continue reading