CAMPAIGN

One of the very most important aspects of W-BAD is campaigning. It is imperative that we bring the attention of key people to the benzodiazepine problem and ask for their support for pending initiatives, where they exist.

This involves contacting “key people” (mostly by email and/or letter)—but you can try via telephone too if you wish) in governmental/influential positions about benzodiazepine support (or the lack thereof), regulations, and legislation.

Campaign by location:

United Kingdom

Campaign UK page

On this page, iatrogenic benzodiazepine victims, their friends, family, and the general public will be asked to contact the following:

There are also instructions for reporting your benzodiazepine drug adverse reaction/injury to the Yellow Card Scheme, for signing a petition that will be delivered to the Health Select Committee, and for joining a UK-specific activism group on Facebook if you would like.

United States

Campaign US page

On this page, iatrogenic benzodiazepine victims, their friends, family, and the general public will be asked to contact the following:

  • their State Medical Board
  • their Governor
  • their State Senators and Representatives
  • key contacts in the Department of Health/Department of Health and Human Resources (e.g., Commissioner of Health, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, etc.).

There is also a link where you can report your adverse drug event to the FDA Medwatch program.

Canada

To campaign in Canada, W-BAD is asking that all Canadians complete an adverse event report to Health Canada by clicking here.

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ジャパン Japan

Campaign Japan page 詳しくはこちらへどうぞ

W-BADジャパンのキャンペーンページ

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このページではベンゾジアゼピン系薬剤による薬害被害者、ご家族、また一般人は次の事をやってください。

  • 国家賠償の集団訴訟にご協力すること。
  • W-BADジャパンのフェースブックページで「いいね」をクリックしてフォローしてくださいね。

On this page, iatrogenic benzodiazepine victims, their friends, family, and the general public will be asked to complete the following:

  • Complete recruiting applications for a class action against the Japanese Government
  • “Like” and follow W-BAD Japan on Facebook
France

To campaign in France, sign the following petition:

ALERTE SUR UN SCANDALE  SANITAIRE: LES BENZODIAZEPINES ET LEUR PRESCRIPTION INCONTROLEE

  • Passez à l’action! Signez cette pétition adressée à Agnès BUZYN, ministre des Solidarités et de la Santé, France (Take action! Sign this petition addressed to Agnès BUZYN, Minister of Health, France)

Ecrire à la ministre

  • écrire à Agnès BUZYN, ministre des Solidarités et de la Santé, une lettre pour l’informer de l’existence de W-BAD (write a letter to Agnès BUZYN, the French Health Minister, to tell her about W-BAD).
  • Modèle de lettre (Sample letter):  N’hésitez pas à reproduire la lettre officielle de W-BAD en France : suivez le lien. (Don’t hesitate to copy W-BAD’s official letter for France : follow the link)
Australia

To campaign in Australia, complete an adverse event report to the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration/Dept of Health :

New Zealand

To campaign in New Zealand, complete an adverse event report to the Center for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM):

click on ‘Consumer/Patient’ and complete the form

Campaign from ANY LOCATION

Campaign from anywhere page

On this page, you will be directed to sign the 2017 Health Select Committee Petition and to submit written testimony to the Scottish petition. There is also encouragement for people all over the world to report their adverse event to benzodiazepines/Z-drugs to the appropriate body in their location.

If you would like to submit campaigning ideas and/or information for your country or location, please Contact Us with all of the relevant information that will be required to guide the public in participating.