Our government has the authority to seize and destroy personally imported drugs. Up until now, they haven't. But we just heard about an individual in Chicago whose medication was confiscated. Your donation will help us act against this threat!
Judith from California relies on importation to access her life-sustaining asthma inhalers. She shared her story with us.
"The price of asthma inhalers is too expensive in USA. I can import them for less than the cost of one inhaler by purchasing three of them. Even with Medicare D, the cost is too high for fixed income citizens."
If you can relate to Judith, you'll want to take notice.
On October 15 of last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA issued a rule giving the government the authority to seize and destroy personally imported drugs valued at or below $2500. We've been anxiously anticipating the fallout from this unjust regulation.
We just heard about an individual in Chicago whose medication was confiscated.
It's hard to know if this is an isolated incident or the beginning of a crackdown on personal importation. But we don't want to take any chances. We need to act now, and we need your help. If you rely on safe and affordable drug importation to access your needed medications, consider a donation to RxRights.
This case in Chicago has us gravely concerned. How many more cases haven't we heard about? Nearly 5 million Americans import their prescription drugs from Canada and other international pharmacies each year. We can't lose access to this lifeline to affordable medicine.
We know many Americans are cash-strapped, but every little bit helps our campaign to counter this unconscionable practice of denying citizens affordable drugs. If you already made a donation or can't afford to make one, you can still help by taking action on our website and sharing this message with others interested in the cause!
Lead Organizer, RxRights
P.S. You can also donate by check made payable to "RxRights." Mail it to Lee Graczyk's attention at: 2550 University Ave W, Suite 350 S, St. Paul, MN 55114.