Support H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act

In 2003, Congress passed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act (FCLCA), which put in place protections for a patient’s right to shop around for the best contact lens price.  The 2004 Contact Lens Rule implementing the law required seller verification
of a prescription, or automatic verification should a prescriber not respond within eight business hours.  Some online contact lens sellers use dangerous loopholes — including the use of robocalls — to bypass the verification process.  An accurate and clear
prescription verification process is essential to ensure patients are not given wrong, unprescribed lenses that can result in permanent vision loss.

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Support H.R. 4404 to Ensure Patients are Adequately Informed and Empowered about their Prescriptions

There are millions of Americans who are taking prescribed and over-the-counter medication that can greatly increase the risk of suicide or depression.  Therefore, it is critically important that those risk factors are prominently displayed on the medication
to ensure that patients, along with their health care provider and pharmacist, can have a more thorough discussion as it relates to patient safety and awareness of harmful side effects.

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Support H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act

In 2003, Congress passed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act (FCLCA), which put in place protections for a patient’s right to shop around for the best contact lens price.  The 2004 Contact Lens Rule implementing the law required seller verification
of a prescription, or automatic verification should a prescriber not respond within eight business hours.  Some online contact lens sellers use dangerous loopholes — including the use of robocalls — to bypass the verification process.  An accurate and clear
prescription verification process is essential to ensure patients are not given wrong, unprescribed lenses that can result in permanent vision loss.

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Keep Our Genes Private: Support the Genetic Information Privacy Act of 2019

Whether it is to learn more about their ancestry or their predisposition to disease, every day, U.S. citizens send their genetic information to testing services.  But many U.S. citizens are unaware of what happens to their genetic
information after they send it in.  Services that conduct genetic tests on consumers receive a wealth of genetic information that includes both intimate and personally identifiable information.  These services are then able to sell their consumers’ data to
third parties without their consent.

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Keep Our Genes Private: Support the Genetic Information Privacy Act of 2019

Whether it is to learn more about their ancestry or their predisposition to disease, every day, U.S. citizens send their genetic information to testing services.  But many U.S. citizens are unaware of what happens to their genetic
information after they send it in.  Services that conduct genetic tests on consumers receive a wealth of genetic information that includes both intimate and personally identifiable information.  These services are then able to sell their consumers’ data to
third parties without their consent.

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Support H.R. 4404 to Ensure Patients are Adequately Informed and Empowered about their Prescriptions

There are millions of Americans who are taking prescribed and over-the-counter medication that can greatly increase the risk of suicide or depression.  Therefore, it is critically important that those risk factors are prominently displayed on the medication
to ensure that patients, along with their health care provider and pharmacist, can have a more thorough discussion as it relates to patient safety and awareness of harmful side effects.

Read More

Support H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act

In 2003, Congress passed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act (FCLCA), which put in place protections for a patient’s right to shop around for the best contact lens price.  The 2004 Contact Lens Rule implementing the law required seller verification
of a prescription, or automatic verification should a prescriber not respond within eight business hours.  Some online contact lens sellers use dangerous loopholes — including the use of robocalls — to bypass the verification process.  An accurate and clear
prescription verification process is essential to ensure patients are not given wrong, unprescribed lenses that can result in permanent vision loss.

Read More

Support H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act

In 2003, Congress passed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act (FCLCA), which put in place protections for a patient’s right to shop around for the best contact lens price.  The 2004 Contact Lens Rule implementing the law required seller verification
of a prescription, or automatic verification should a prescriber not respond within eight business hours.  Some online contact lens sellers use dangerous loopholes — including the use of robocalls — to bypass the verification process.  An accurate and clear
prescription verification process is essential to ensure patients are not given wrong, unprescribed lenses that can result in permanent vision loss.

Read More

Support H.R. 4404 to Ensure Patients are Adequately Informed and Empowered about their Prescriptions

There are millions of Americans who are taking prescribed and over-the-counter medication that can greatly increase the risk of suicide or depression.  Therefore, it is critically important that those risk factors are prominently displayed on the medication
to ensure that patients, along with their health care provider and pharmacist, can have a more thorough discussion as it relates to patient safety and awareness of harmful side effects.

Read More