33 Patient and Provider Groups Applaud Supreme Court Ruling, Urge Courts to Preserve FDA’s Authority

Our 33 organizations, representing patients with serious health conditions, applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to pause new restrictions that would have limited access to the FDA-approved drug mifepristone while litigation about the drug works its way through the courts. 

Unfortunately, the threat facing patients continues as the case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al. v FDA et al. has been sent back to the lower court. The litigation jeopardizes access to FDA-approved medications and other treatments by shifting decisions about drug safety to judges. For the time being, however, patients will continue to have access to mifepristone and other FDA-approved drugs and treatments without court-imposed limitations. 

Generations of Americans have trusted the FDA’s expertise which, over time, has yielded rigorous, science- and data-based approval of tens of thousands of lifesaving and life-changing medications for people with acute or chronic serious health conditions. Experts in science and medicine are best equipped to determine the safety and efficacy of drugs and treatments, and it is dangerous to eviscerate or dilute their authority. 

We strongly support the FDA's role in safeguarding patients and urge the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the U.S. District Court’s decision. 

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network 
American Childhood Cancer Organization 
American Kidney Fund 
American Lung Association 
American Society of Hematology 
Arthritis Foundation 
Association for Clinical Oncology 
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 
Cancer Support Community 
Chronic Disease Coalition 
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
Epilepsy Foundation 
EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases 
Friends of Cancer Research 
Hemophilia Federation of America 
Infusion Access Foundation 
Lupus Foundation of America 
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 
National Health Council 
National Multiple Sclerosis Society 
National Organization for Rare Disorders 
National Patient Advocate Foundation 
National Psoriasis Foundation 
Pulmonary Hypertension Association 
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 
Susan G. Komen 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
The Mended Hearts, Inc. 
For more information, contact:

Jill Dale
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