Please read the following press release from the Interstitial Cystitis Association and click on the link where indicated to sign the petition. We need our pain medications and they should not be taken from us! Instead of taking these needed pain medications from patients why not educate patients and physicians on how to better use them and prescribe them?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering advice from its Advisory Committee that would eliminate all prescription acetaminophen combination medications (like Vicodin and Percocet). In addition, they are recommending taking the 500 mg (extra strength) dose of acetaminophen (the medicine in Tylenol) off store shelves and making it available by prescription only. These changes could negatively affect people suffering from pain who rely on these medicines every day. Visit the American Pain Foundation website for complete information on the proposed acetaminophen regulations.
The FDA must consider all comments received by September 30, 2009 that are submitted to the official docket for this decision. Please sign the petition letter by September 27, 2009 and the American Pain Foundation will submit the petition to the FDA.
Act Now and Sign the Petition!