FDA should give CFS patients access to Ampligen!

An estimated 4 million US citizens and 20 million worldwide are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME[CDC, CFIDS]. It's a life-threatening illness, as debilitating as MS[CDC]. There is no cure and no FDA-approved drug treatment.

Rintatolimod(Ampligen) has been undergoing FDA trials for over two decades and has benefited a great number of patients to no end and without ill effect.

An FDA Advisory Committee has recently seen fit to block marketing of Ampligen, even though they voted it safe for approval. Instead of encouraging drug companies to pinpoint the subset(s) of people who respond so well, theyexpect sponsors to attract millions of dollars without a return.Ampligen is safe and has been available in places like Canada and Brussels for 17 years.There is no alternative.

We urge the FDA toApprove Ampligen now.

Thanks to the efforts of people like patient/advocate Mr. Robert Miller, the FDA is inviting patients to attend its ME/CFS Stakeholder Workshopon April 25 and 26, 2013.

Find out how you can help herehttps://twitter.com/bobmiller42and show your support bysigning this petition. Share it with your friends and let the FDA know they too should hear us loud and clear: Let ME/CFS patients decide!

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  • Barbara Bloom My son became ill at 16 after a viral infection that never went away.
    He has been sick for 10 years and he has not benefited from any treatment.
    Please don't deny him the possibility of benefiting from Ampligen.

  • Kerstin Händel Ich unterstütze das Anliegen !!! Lasst die Patienten selbst entscheiden, mit ME CFS kann man nur VERSUCHEN!!!!!

    Es ist eh kein Leben ansich - und schwerste ME Fälle , was bleibt uns denn übrig!?

  • Fran Ruddell I was diagnosed with ME/ CFS and fibromyalgia 19 years ago. When I wake up in the morning, I don't know how my day will go. I'm tired of being tired, in pain, nauseated, having memory loss, and there are numerous other problems this disease has caused me. Ampligen MUST be approved. I want my life back. Please help people with ME/ CFS. Thank you.

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    Barbara Bloom

    17 hours ago Comments: My son became ill at 16 after a viral infection that never went away. He has been sick for 10 years and he has not benefited from any treatment. Please don't deny him the possibility of benefiting from Ampligen.
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    Kerstin Händel

    3 weeks ago Comments: Ich unterstütze das Anliegen !!! Lasst die Patienten selbst entscheiden, mit ME CFS kann man nur VERSUCHEN!!!!! Es ist eh kein Leben ansich - und schwerste ME Fälle , was bleibt uns denn übrig!?
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    Fran Ruddell

    2 months ago Comments: I was diagnosed with ME/ CFS and fibromyalgia 19 years ago. When I wake up in the morning, I don't know how my day will go. I'm tired of being tired, in pain, nauseated, having memory loss, and there are numerous other problems this disease has caused me. Ampligen MUST be approved. I want my life back. Please help people with ME/ CFS. Thank you.
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