Another Way

Many thanks to my good friend Lara who sent me these steps via email that makes it very easy for CA residents to dash off a quick letter to their senators.

1. Copy the text below into memory (highlight the letter below, then Edit, Copy)

2. Open a browser window for each senator (see below for links):

3. Paste the text into the email (Edit, Paste)

4. Personalize the text as needed, then send the email.

5. Receive boundless gratitude from me!

Text of Letter :

I am a patient with lymphoma [or a caregiver, or loved one, of a person diagnosed with lymphoma.]

I am contacting you regarding a CMS ruling that will have a devastating effect on the survival of patients with lymphomas. The ruling is contained in CMS-1392-FC as it relates to Bexxar and Zevalin.

If this ruling is not reversed, patients in need will be denied access to a life saving therapy, and future patients will be denied access to Bexxar or Zevalin and similar targeted drugs.

Also as ASH (The American Society of Hematology) has written: the CMS ruling will have “a chilling effect on the development of future drugs and radiopharmaceuticals for treating other forms of cancer and other diseases.”

ACTION NEEDED

I respectfully request that you take all necessary actions to reverse CMS-1392-FC as it relates to Bexxar and Zevalin.

For background on the consequences of this ruling to patients, please see the Newsweek article of Nov 14: (http://www.newsweek.com/id/70301).

Sincerely,

Your Name
Address
City, State Zip


Quick Links to CA Senators:

Boxer, Barbara- (D - CA) Class III
112 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3553
Web Form

Feinstein, Dianne- (D - CA) Class I
331 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3841
Web Form