Thank you to everyone who signed RxISK’s Drug Safety Petition asking pharmaceutical giants AbbVie and Intermune to stop blocking the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from releasing prescription drug clinical trial data.
Only one person signed the United States Declaration of Independence – but this made a difference. The RxISK Drug Safety Petition now has 6000+ signatures from 110+ countries.
We have a brief window before the EU judgement on EMA’s data access policy to megaphone the message by extreme petitioning. We need your input to deliver it with style.
In the spirit of Halloween you could take a photo with a sign “AbbVie Listen” or “Secret Potions Suck” to convey a message about transparency, medicines, Pharma or key issues for you.
Or celebrate ‘Dia de las Muertos’ on November 1st by setting up ‘ofrendas’ (shrines) to those we’ve lost to Rx drug harm.
Or perhaps ‘National Rx Drug Take-Back Day’ in the US (October 26th) when the police open drop off sites for people to dispose of unneeded drugs.
Google Extreme Ironing for extreme ideas.
Share your photos, videos or YouTube links on our RxISK Facebook page using the new hashtag facility under #SecretPotionsSuck.
Or send by Twitter to @RxISK using #SecretPotionsSuck.
We hope that by doing this we can raise further awareness for the issues. For questions or queries about the campaign contact the RxISK team.
If you haven’t signed the petition yet, there is still time. Visit the RxISK Drug Safety Petition page for more information. We particularly need signatures from the countries:
ASIA: Brunei, Cambodia, Maldive, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, N Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam.
MIDDLE EAST/ N AFRICA: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia.
EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Leichtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro.
CENTRAL AMERICA/CARIBBEAN: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago.
SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay.
AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eqatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, S Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
OCEANIA: East Timor, Fed States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu.