Big Pharma Ally Nominated as FDA chief!

At a time of skyrocketing drug prices, President Obama has nominated a doctor described as “the ultimate industry insider to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Americans pay the highest prices for prescription drugs of anywhere in the world – and the cost is going up, 12% on average in the last year and in some cases nearly 1,000%.

Giant pharmaceutical companies spend millions on lobbyists to defend their monopolies and benefit from trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Instead of fighting for lower prices, Congress and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) routinely side with Big Pharma.

Petition to the U.S. Senate:
“Oppose the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as head of the Food and Drug Administration. At a time of rising prescription drug prices and safety risks we need a champion for American families, not an insider so closely tied to the pharmaceutical industry.” SIGN PETITION HERE

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