Gluten in Medicines Bill – Action Needed by May 8, 2012!
By: Gillian Olins, PhD and Peter Olins, PhD on May 6, 2012
Many medications contain inactive ingredients which act as fillers to aid in formulation and processing. These “excipients” are sometimes derived from corn, potato and tapioca, but some are made from wheat. Most drug manufacturers do not label their products or packaging clearly with regard to the gluten content of their drug.
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan and New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey have introduced legislation that will require drug manufacturers to label the source of drugs’ inactive ingredients.
To move the bill ahead, bipartisan cosponsors are needed by Tuesday, May 8th.
All five of the national celiac organizations are united in support of this legislation.
Congressional members need to have that same shared voice and put forward a bipartisan message: The safety of constituents matters. Gluten in medicine must be labeled so individuals and their healthcare providers can make an informed, safe choice.
Your help is needed by Tuesday, May 8, 2012!
To learn more and to help move the bill ahead, please click on this link: Take Action.