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Seniors' Website Publishers Ask President to Curtail FDA Seizures of Vital Medicines
Date:2/18/2009

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by seizures of vital doctor-prescribed prescription medicines from legitimate pharmacies in Australia and New Zealand to U.S. citizens, the publishers of three Seniors' websites today called for President Obama to order the Food and Drug Administration to halt the arbitrary seizures and to resume the flow of the safe, affordable medicines to U.S. seniors and others.

The publishers are Frank Kaiser, of www.SuddenlySenior.com, Michael Garee of www.YouMightBeGettingOldIf.com, and Daniel Hines of www.TodaysSeniorsNetwork.com. The sites have an audience of millions of seniors, caregivers, and policy-makers across the country.

"These medications are vital to the health of huge numbers of Americans," they noted in a joint statement. "Ironically, similar seizures occurred several years ago, leading to heavy criticism by Senators and Representatives, and the threat of Congressional investigations of the seizures.

"Especially disturbing is that the FDA temporarily returned to the heavy-handed techniques of threatening letters to the U.S. citizens whose doctor-prescribed medications were seized, suggesting that they are in violation of U.S. law.

"These letters later were softened; hopefully an indication that the FDA realizes that such intimidation is unacceptable. However, the newer letters claim the reason for the seizures is they are of new unapproved medicines when actually all are manufactured at FDA-approved facilities, and include even Lipitor."

The publishers appealed to President Obama to reaffirm his support for Americans being able to continue to purchase safe, affordable prescription medicines from Tier One countries, whose regulatory oversights meet or even exceed those of the U.S., by ordering the FDA to cease and desist.

"The President has been supportive of allowing U.S. citizens to have their prescriptions filled from pharmacies in Tier One countries," the statement says. "Such physician-prescribed medicines from licensed, authorized pharmacies have been proven to be affordable and safe.

"That the FDA, which has drawn additional scrutiny of its effectiveness because of the outbreak of Salmonella caused by oversight failures at a domestic manufacturer of peanut-based products should devote its energies to denying Americans access to safe, affordable prescription medicines is unacceptable and incomprehensible.

"That the seizures occur when increasing numbers of Americans forego taking medications because they pay the highest prices in the world for prescription medicines, in addition to being burdened with a depressed economy, is intolerable.

"President Obama can resolve this by immediately calling for the cessation of the seizures."


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