ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE NOW
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add your signature
We urge your organization to join this initiative in solidarity with FED UP!. To sign the letter displaying your support, please email John McCally email@example.com with your organization’s name, city and state. Deadline to sign the letter is extended to Friday, August 28th at 6 PM CST. Re: Justice for Victims of the Opioid Crisis Dear Attorney General Barr: […]
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 […]
WRITE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TODAY! IMPLORE HIM OR HER TO SUPPORT THE SOFA ACT (H.R. 2935). THE SOFA ACT AMENDS THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT TO ADD ILLICIT FENTANYL ANALOGS TO SCHEDULE I. THIS LEGISLATION IS A MUST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FENTANYL ANALOG OVERDOSE DEATHS. POINT OUT THAT CHINESE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS SWITCHED FROM MAKING FENTANYL […]
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 […]
FED UP! Advocacy
A CALL TO ACTION!
For information on how to schedule a visit with your members of Congress click here.
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 […]