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FDA’s Proposed New Paradigm

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Techno Medicine Shifts Costs and Risks to Patients

FDA posted a “new paradigm” for public consideration – one in which routine diagnostic and treatment decisions would shift from our physicians to patients and pharmacists and/or other technologies. FDA’s Register Notice states the aim is to reduce routine care visits, healthcare costs and free up physicians to treat more seriously ill patients.

At Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill [1], May 9, 2013, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics held a Congressional Press Briefing to raise awareness of the FDA proposed paradigm and encourage congressional support to remove asthma and anaphylaxis medications from such consideration. On June 11, 2013, AANMA filed a Citizens Petition requesting an exemption for asthma and anaphylaxis medications from the list of over the counter (OTC) medications. Numerous professional medical societies and nonprofit patient organizations signed on to demonstrate their support of AANMA’s position. To review the petition as filed, click here. [2]

Read more:

Public Hearing Testimony in response to FDA’s proposal:

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[1] Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill: http://www.aanma.org/advocacy/aadch

[2] click here.: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/FINAL-CITIZENS-PETITION.pdf

[3] FDA’s proposal: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2012-N-0171-0001

[4] Do-It-Yourself Asthma?: http://www.aanma.org/2013/04/diy-asthma/

[5] “FDA proposal threatens access to care for asthma and allergy patients,”: http://www.aanma.org/2012/05/fda-proposal-threatens-access-to-care-for-asthma-and-allergy-patients/

[6] Our article: http://www.aanma.org/2012/05/fdas-proposed-new-paradigm/

[7] Allergy & Asthma Families Care Survey: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Families-Care-Survey3.pdf

[8] Transcript of AANMA’s testimony: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm289290.htm

[9] The American Lung Association – position on FDA proposal: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/American-Lung-Association-FDA-Position-Paper.pdf

[10] The American Thoracic Society position on FDA proposal: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Hamburg_05-07-12.pdf

[11] PhRMA – Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing Association — position on FDA proposal.: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/PhRMA-Rx-OTC-Comments-Final-5-7-12.pdf

[12] Teva Pharmaceuticals – position on FDA proposal: http://www.aanma.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/TEVA-FDA-Position-Statement.pdf

[13] Join AANMA: http://www.aanma.org/membership/join/

[14] www.aanma.org: http://www.aanma.org/

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