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Usa - Keep Patients Safe Disclose Drug Ingredients- The Gluten In Medicine Disclosure Act, H.r. 2003

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The American Celiac Disease Alliance is sponsoring a letter writing campaign to support HR 2003 for labeling gluten in medicines in the USA.  Clicking the link below will take you to an online form you can use to submit an email message supporting the bill.  Please consider doing this is you are a citizen of the USA.

 

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Keep Patients Safe Disclose Drug Ingredients- The Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act, H.R. 2003

 

 

http://www.capwiz.com/celiac/issues/alert/?alertid=61274486&type=CO

 

Keep Patients Safe Disclose Drug Ingredients- The Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act, H.R. 2003

 

I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor The Gluten in Medicine Disclosure, HR 2003. The inactive ingredients in some medicines are sourced from wheat, which can cause harm to the 3 million
people with celiac disease and the untold millions with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Current law does not require the source of inactive ingredients of medication to be identified. Without labeling, patients, pharmacists and prescribers don't know if suspect ingredients contain gluten
unless they investigate. Manufacturers may identify the inactive ingredient as "starch," but not say if it is derived from corn, tapioca, or wheat. Websites rarely list the information needed, and phone calls during business hours can result in a days-long wait for an answer. Pharmacists and prescribing healthcare providers of individuals on a medically required gluten-free diet must have immediate access to the source of inactive ingredients. Ready access to this information will ensure patients receive timely
care and prevent unnecessary harm.

The Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act, H.R. 2003, will solve this problem. Identifying the source of inactive ingredients in drug products will give the consumer, pharmacist and prescriber the information needed to make an informed choice. Industry can support it as it does not impose a financial burden on the manufacturer. All of the national celiac organizations endorse this bill: American Celiac Disease Alliance, Celiac Disease Foundation, Celiac Sprue Association, Gluten Intolerance Group and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.  

Please co-sponsor this important legislation and urge your colleagues to pass it without delay.

 

 

 

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