ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE NOW
Treatment is the most vital component in dealing with the opioid addiction epidemic. Treatment saves lives. Due to advocacy efforts, treatment is more available now than it was. In 2016, the NSDUH survey showed that 453,000 (21.6%) Americans with OUD received treatment for OUD. In 2017, that number rose to 603,000 (28.6%). But this is […]
The FED UP! Coalition also asks that you contact your Congressional representatives to repeal the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act since, as we wrote in a letter to the appropriate Congressional Chairmen, “the law constrains the D.E.A.’s ability to enforce the Controlled Substances Act and allows perpetrators of illegal opioid distribution to […]
STOPPING OVERDOSES of FENTANYL ANALOGUES (SOFA) ACT This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to add certain fentanyl analogues to schedule I. A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that: has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, […]
Did the FDA Ignite the Opioid Epidemic? “60 Minutes” investigated this topic, and interviewed FED UP! Coalition Executive Committee Executive Director Emily Walden and Executive Committee Member Dr. Andrew Kolodny for the news story that aired on Sunday, February 24, 2019. See “Coalition News” webpage for story.
The FDA is looking into how naloxone can be made more available. They’ll be having an Advisory Committee meeting on December 17th and 18th to discuss this matter. The FED UP! Coalition has long advocated for ready access to naloxone. Too many people have died because they did not have naloxone readily available. The FED UP! Coalition plans […]
Sign the Change.org petition on holding the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma accountable for the opioid crisis: https://www.change.org/p/hold-the-sackler-family-and-purdue-pharma-accountable-for-the-opioid-crisis
Make plans to have your voice heard and attend the 2018 FED UP! Rally in Washington, D.C. on October 7th. Please contact April Rovero at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to volunteer with planning or on event day.
Attend and/or offer to organize a local rally and vigil on International Overdose Awareness Day by contacting email@example.com
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FED UP! Advocacy
A CALL TO ACTION!
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For those supporters living in the Washington, D.C. area, please contact and visit your members of Congress – we need our message heard.
Past Calls to Action
Send a comment to the FDA, supporting our petition to remove ultra high dosage unit opioids from the market
Dear FED UP! Friends, We need your help to have ultra-high dosage unit opioids removed from the market. These are pills so strong that just one could cause an overdose in someone not used to taking opioids. We have joined PROP, Shatterproof, the National Safety Council and ASTHO, the organization for state health commissioners, in […]
The FDA is seeking comments from the public about steps they can take to address the opioid crisis. Please go to the federal website to leave a comment – and please do this now because the docket will close in a matter of days. Deadline: December 28, 2017 Read FED UP!’s letter to FDA Commissioner, Scott […]