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Joint Statements and Endorsements

Below are joint statements and letters endorsed by the National Physicians Alliance:

Letter in support of the FDA’s proposed regulations to allow generic drug makers to initiate safety updates to their product labels (September 2014)

Comments of members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition on the Draft Guidance “Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices” (August 2014)

Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee and all Senators: National Physicians Alliance Supports Federal Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Guns in the Hands of their Abusers (July 2014)

Letter to Congress re: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (July 2014)

Letter to Senate Appropriations Cmte re: price discounts for tobacco (July 2014)

Letter in Support of the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013 (June 2014)

Letter to U.S. Senators & House Representatives re NPA Support for CDC Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Research (June 2014)

Letter to House Appropriations Chair & Ranking Member re opposition to Cigar Exemption from FDA regulation (May 2014)

Letter to Dr. Hamburg re HPV Test (April 2014)

Letter to Rep. Slaughter in support of H.R. 1150, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (March 2014)

NPA Comments to CMS re “Healthy Pennsylvania” Proposal (March 2014)

NPA-CT Comments on State of Connecticut Behavioral Health Plan General Assembly Public Act 13-178  (March 2014)

Letter to Secretary Sebelius re comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit (February 2014)

Letter to House Energy & Commerce Cmte opposing H.R. 3303, the SOFTWARE Act of 2013 (February 2014)

NPA Letter opposing the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment Act of 2013 (ADAPT), H.R. 3742, to members of U.S. House Energy & Commerce Sub Committee on Health, and U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee (February 2014)

Comments to FDA re proposed changes to labeling for approved drugs & biologics (February 2014)

Letter to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in support of strengthening FDA safeguards  (February 2014)

Comments submitted to FDA re draft guidance on pharmacy compounding (February 2014)

NPA-CT Comments on the Connecticut Healthcare Innovation Plan Draft (December 2013)

Medicaid Coalition Letter on Extenders (to Senate Finance) (to House Ways & Means) (December 2013)

Letter supporting CMS regulations re: Sunshine Act Provisions of ACA (November 2013)

Letter submitted to FDA re: down-classification of cardiac device (September 2013)

Comments submitted to FDA re: antibacterial drug development (August 2013)

Comments submitted to FDA re: risk categorization of cardiac devices (August 2013)

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee on Funding for Research on Gun Violence
(July 2013)

Letter to OMB calling for rule on Unique Device Identification System (July 2013)

Letter to Senator Rockefeller in Support of Pregnant Women and Children (June 2013)

Letter to Senate Finance Committee re: Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and Payment Reform (May 2013)

NPA Raises Concerns over Health Impacts of Current Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (April 2013)

Letter to Congress Calling for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Repeal and Payment Reform (April 2013)

NPA Letter to U.S. Senators–Vote for Commonsense Gun Laws (April 2013)
(Letter to Sen. Reid linked here, individualized letters were sent to each senator.)

Letter to CMMS calling for multiple-language translations of applications for insurance affordability programs (Feb 2013)

Comments submitted to FDA re: proposed Alternative Pathway for Drug Approvals (Jan 2013)

NPA Comments submitted to Vice President Biden’s Taskforce on Gun Violence Prevention (Jan 2013)

Letter to White House re HHS Physician Payment Sunshine Act regulations (Jan 2013)

Letter to FDA in support of Unique Device Identifier system (Nov 2012)

Letter to MA Department of Health re Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Gift Ban (Sept 2012)

Letter to House E&C Committee re HR 1206, affecting Medical Loss Ratio calculations (Sept 2012)

Letter to PA policymakers re: Essential Health Benefits Package (Sept 2012)

Letter to Congress in support of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (July 2012)

Letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Calling for Surgeon General’s Report on Health Effects of Soda and Other Sugary Drinks (July 2012)

Press Release:  NPA Joins Allies Urging Massachusetts Gift Ban Veto (July 2012)

Letter to MA Gov. Patrick re: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Gift Ban and Disclosure Law (June 2012)

Letter to Congress re Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (May 2012)

Joint Comments to the Senate HELP Committee re GAIN Act (April 2012)

Letter of thanks to HHS Secretary Sebelius for bold anti-smoking campaign (Mar 2012)

Letter in support of SOUND Act, Safety of Untested & New Devices (Feb 2012)

Amicus Brief Submitted to US Supreme Court re Minimum Coverage Provision of ACA (Jan 2012)

Letter to House E&C & Senate HELP Committees re Safe Drug Supply Chain (Nov 2011)

NPA recommendations to HHS on Essential Health Benefits (Nov 2011)

Letter delivered to members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Oct 2011)

Letter opposing H.R. 1639, which would exempt many cigars from regulation
under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Sept 2011)

Letter to Senator Grassley in thanks for his support of Physician Payment Sunshine Act provisions of ACA (Sept. 2011)

Letter to FDA Commissioner re Conflict of Interest Restrictions for advisory panels (August, 2011)

Letter to FDA re: Medical Device User Fee Act reauthorization process (July, 2011)

Letter to US Leaders regarding Cuts to Medicaid (July 2011)

Letter to US House Appropriations Committee opposing cuts to FDA (May, 2011)

Letter to Congress Opposing Cuts to Medicaid (May, 2011)

Letter to US House of Representatives in support of Drug Safety bill HR 1483 (Apr, 2011)

Letter supporting USDA proposed rule on school nutrition standards (Apr, 2011)

Letter to President Obama re Maxwell-Jolly (Mar, 2011)

Health Groups Letter Opposed to HR3 358 (Feb, 2011)

HCAN Comments to CMS on Establishment of State-Level Exchanges (Oct, 2010)

Call for Ban of Anti-Personnel Landmines (June, 2010)

Comments re: Health Insurance Rate Authority Act (May, 2010)

Endorsements:

The ABIM Foundation’s Physician Charter on Medical Professionalism

Institute of Medicine Principles for “Insuring America’s Health”

Pledges and Partnerships:

Coalition to Protect Women’s Health Care

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition

Partnership for Patients

National Partner, Nonprofit VOTE

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