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First Fundraising Goal Exceeded!

By My |

We did it!! In just 7 weeks, the  raised $165,039, far surpassing our initial $100,000 goal!

We are thrilled and deeply grateful for the outpouring of support we received. THANK YOU to all who donated, shared our emails, posted our call to social media, spread the word near and far, and sent us encouraging notes. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Toward the end of the campaign, when donations were slowing down, we received a much needed boost from the … Read

AMA Calls for Ban on Consumer Ads for Prescription Drugs

By Miriam Zoila Pérez |

Earlier this week the American Medical Association (AMA) took a bold step and on direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and medical devices.

The AMA is the largest professional association for physicians, and has significant influence on medical policy and decision-making.

The AMA notes:

The United States and New Zealand are the only two countries in the world that allow direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs. Advertising dollars spent by drug makers have increased by 30 percent in the last two years to $4.5 billion, … Read