We urge you to sign this petition ( http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ampligen) which was started by Fred, who is neither “patient, doctor or investor. I was touched by testimony.” Thank you Fred!
The text of the petition is:
“An estimated 4 million US citizens and 20 million worldwide are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME [CDC, CFIDS]. It’s a life-threatening illness, as debilitating as MS, Lupus, COPD and other severe chronic diseases [CDC]. There is no cure and no FDA-approved drug treatment.
Rintatolimod (Ampligen) has been undergoing FDA trials for over two decades and has benefited a great number of patients to no end and without ill effect.
An FDA Advisory Committee has recently seen fit to block marketing of Ampligen, even though they voted it safe for approval. Instead of encouraging drug companies to pinpoint the subset(s) of people who respond so well, the Committee chose to have millions of patients pay for their academic and political grandstanding, all the while expecting sponsors to attract millions of dollars, decade after decade, without a return.
Even those who do experience some of the reported side-effects may well prefer them (mild as they relatively are) over the unbridled disease with its devastating comorbidities. The FDA shouldn’t try to make these decisions for us. Ampligen is safe. There is no alternative.
We urge the FDA to…
- Recognize the many patients who testified in favor
- Recognize our ability to make an informed decision
- Consider the sponsor’s commitment to a REMS program
- Approve Ampligen this February 2nd, 2013
Please show your support by signing this petition. Share it with your friends and let the FDA know they too should hear us loud and clear: Let CFS patients decide!”
Please spread the word and get as many people as possible to sign it!
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