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.
can help with the next stage:
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.
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!
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.
Archibald Director Safer Medicines Campaign Safer Medicines Trust www.safermedicines.org
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