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Monday, 3 June 2013
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Clinical Trials

To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House: A Commonwealth Legislative Matter.

We therefore ask the House to:

Make all medicines safe by creating necessary changes to our Laws to mandate that Pharmaceutical Companies document truthful data, especially in regards to the potential risks and dangers pertaining to all medicines. Lack of information can undoubtedly adversely affect patient care. Many leading experts from around the world are very concerned that Pharmaceutical Companies are publishing results of positive clinical trials and are suppressing results of negative clinical trials. The effects of suppressed data are cutting some lives short.

We are all worthy of the highest standards of safety. We therefore ask the House to do all in its power to:

1. Demand legislative changes so that there is transparency and accountability in research.

2. Place truthful and accurate warning labels on all medicines, including the Consumer Information Pamphlet (CPI).

3. To list all risks regarding the dangers of ingesting medicines (not just a selected few).

My mission goal is to create changes which will give consumers reliable and truthful information. Once Laws are changed, we can all be better informed about the risks, instead of leaving anything to chance. Increased transparency of test results, equates to better choices and ultimately safer medicines. The current Laws need to be re-evaluated and reassessed, especially when it comes to people's safety. Thank you to each and every individual who has contributed their time and support to a worthy cause.

from 690 citizens