#ICYMI: Senate Appropriations has passed the Ag/FDA funding with rider language that blocks progress for champions of sustainability and for modernization. We are disappointed that Congress continues to support D.C. insiders rather than our enviroment … See MoreSee Less
Learn how AMPI’s newest Senseless Waste ad campaign is pushing Congress to address outdated regulations that could kill nearly 50 million trees over the next 10 years: bit.ly/2UOlM0a … See MoreSee Less
This week when the House votes on Approps 2022 – nearly 5M trees and 90B sheets of paper will continue to be wasted unless we remove the outdated regulation that blocks the #FDA from digitizing prescribing information. It’s time to stop #senselesswaste
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The paper lobby has perennially blocked the FDA from following through with a proposed 2014 rule to eliminate the paper requirement and require electronic distribution of prescribing information.
They’re blocking modernization and wasting 4.8 million trees each year. … See MoreSee Less
90 billion sheets of paper are wasted each year due to outdated regulations.
We’ve been trying to change this by digitizing prescribing information. But the paper lobby continues to push for paper labels, which creates redundancies in information, and wastes time, money and resources.
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The current system wastes time, money, and environmental resources. Moving to e-labeling will:
✔️ Help with long-term targets to reduce carbon emissions
✔️ Save 4.8 million trees each year
✔️ Reduce transportation emissions associated with shipping paper labels … See MoreSee Less
Leveraging digital platforms to enable real-time prescribing information updates for pharmacists would improve patient safety, modernize an outdated system, and reduce waste.
That’s what we’re working to do.
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When it comes to paper prescribing labels, prescribers know that digitizing prescribing information means patients will receive medical care based on the most up-to-date information on their prescriptions.
Want to learn more about how removing mandated paper labeling requirements will improve patient safety and modernize the process for prescribers?
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NEW in POLITICO Influence —
PHARMA COALITION BATTLES APPROPS RIDER REQUIRING PAPER LABELS: A group of nearly 30 drugmakers and other health groups is protesting perennial language in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration spending bill set to be marked up tomorrow that would bar FDA from allowing pharmaceutical prescribing information, which provide prescribers with usage or other technical information about a drug, to be transmitted electronically.
In a letter to House Appropriations and Ag-FDA Appropriations subcommittee leaders Monday, the Alliance to Modernize Prescribing Information accused appropriators of putting the “interests of the paper lobby above the broader interests of patients and the environment by continuing to prevent the FDA’s efforts to modernize labeling.” The group extrapolated data from the Sierra Club to estimate that the practice has destroyed 30 million trees to create 540 billion sheets of paper labels that the coalition contends are oftentimes outdated and ignored in favor of more accessible information online. “Congress cannot claim to be in favor of patients and sustainability while continuing to thwart reasonable and commonsense labeling modernizations proposed by the FDA,” the group argues.
The coalition includes companies like AbbVie, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson , Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, Viatris, Pfizer and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., among others, and believed up until last week that it had succeeded in getting the language left out of the bill, which provides funding for FDA as well as the Agriculture Department, according to a spokesperson.
www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-influence/2021/06/29/kelly-out-at-teneo-796223 … See MoreSee Less