Safer Medicines Campaign Action Alert

14/10/09

Our historic parliamentary initiative, The Safety of Medicines (Evaluation) Bill - and Early Day Motion 569 in its support - will soon be coming to an end. 219 MPs have signed EDM 569 so far, making it the 16th most-signed of all 2,169 current EDMs. Many thanks to all of you who contacted your MP - you have really helped to make this such a high-profile issue.

How you can help with the next stage:

1) Please ask your MP now to sign EDM 569 if they haven't already (check here - it helps to select alphabetical order!) - they only have until mid-November to do so. You can write or email or send a postcard - further details and suggested wording can be found here.

2) If your MP has signed EDM 569, please write a brief letter or email asap to thank them and to ask them to consider taking up the Safety of Medicines (Evaluation) Bill in the Ballot on 26th November. If your MP is one of the 7 lucky MPs chosen in the Ballot, it is very important that you encourage them to put forward our Bill in preference to all others!

The time to evaluate animal tests has surely come. With adverse drug reactions increasing and the output of new medicines decreasing, while their costs spiral ever upwards, it has never been more important to assess the methods used to test drug safety. The Safety of Medicines (Evaluation) Bill is a tremendously important initiative. If enough MPs support it, and especially if it is successful in the Ballot, wholesale changes to the way drugs are tested for safety could result. Please contact your MP today.

Kathy Archibald Director Safer Medicines Campaign Safer Medicines Trust www.safermedicines.org info@safermedicines.org

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