A friend of mine and a former moderator at the first benzo support group that I ever belonged to devoted a year of her life to preparing this Citizen Petition to the FDA. It’s well researched and has the support of Doctors Heather Ashton, Ray Baker, Jim Berry, Peter Breggin, Neil Capretto and Daniel Rapport …
“We are pleased to announce a formal benzo petition is now on the docket of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is open for public comment from everyone (not just US citizens). This document is not the older benzo petition some may have signed in the past. In this Citizen Petition we have asked the FDA to require more accurate prescribing guidelines and side effect information for all benzodiazepines.
“Public comments will affect how the FDA rules on our requests—this is your chance to be heard. Please make the FDA aware of how benzodiazepine withdrawal has impacted your life. This is not a classic signature petition where you just sign your name. On this petition you can give a short statement of support to the FDA, or a more in-depth comment on the benzodiazepine issue; this is all done on-line and is an easy process.”
Please take a moment to let the FDA know how benzodiazepines have affected your life.