- Contact the FDA to let them know that they are not doing their job! You can contact them at 888-463-6332 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let them know about actions they should take that would save thousands of lives a year. They should (1) reverse their approval of the powerful new drug, Zohydro ER; (2) place a moratorium on the approval of new opioid painkillers; and (3) change the labeling on opioid painkillers to accurately reflect the risks.
- Contact your members of Congress about important pending legislation.
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- Check your state’s 911 Good Samaritan and Naloxone legislation. Many states still do not have this life-saving legislation … or have watered-down versions. Foundation staff and volunteers are working to share with other states their experience in creating and lobbying for successful passage in Minnesota. Find out where your state stands. Contact Lexi Reed Holtum at Lexi@SteveRummlerHopeFoundation.org for help.
- Attend the FED UP! Rally and support the FED UP! Coalition. This is a grassroots coalition of families, medical experts and advocacy organizations who understand the devastation caused by our nation’s epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths. FED UP! is calling for immediate federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs. See feduprally.org to learn more.