Here's a recap of blog posts and other news from the past month.
Thank you to everyone who signed RxISK's drug safety petitionasking pharmaceutical giants AbbVie and Intermune to stop blocking the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from releasing prescription drug clinical trial data.
You are now part of a global movement with 6000+ signatures from 110+ countries.
We have a brief window of opportunity before the EU judgement on EMA's data access policy to spread the message through extreme petitioning. We need your help to deliver it with style.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, why not take a photo or make a video in costume with a sign that conveys a message about transparency in clinical trial data - check out the end of this newsletter for sample messages and a fantastic costume effort from our good friend Billiam James. Post your efforts on ourRxISK Facebook page with the new Facebook hashtag feature or share on Twitter by tweeting to @RxISK using #SecretPotionsSuck.
You can also celebrate Dia de los Muertos on November 1 by setting up "ofrendas" (shrines) to those we've lost to Rx drug harm.
And, finally, for our friends in the United States, don't forget that October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-back Day, when the police open drop-off sites for people to dispose of unneeded drugs.
Thank you for your support.
Your feedback, as always, is greatly appreciated.
David Healy, MD