Presented By:

Americans for Free Choice In Medicine | Promoting Individual Rights in Medicine Since 1993



The archived video from our October 9 event is now available below. Note: the stream provided by the Press Club may not display on mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, or Android phones. For optimal viewing, the Press Club recommends a desktop or laptop computer (PC or Mac).

If you are joining us in person in Washington DC at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, the event will be held on the 13th Floor in the Murrow Room.  It will start promptly at 6pm EDT. Click here for a diagram of the National Press Club facilities and click here for a map of the location of the NPC.

You’re Invited, October 9, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of terminally ill patients have died waiting for drugs already known to be safe—and which the FDA ultimately approved.

Now the FDA is aggressively moving past its lock on the approval of every medication and all medical equipment. It now seeks control of every procedure and treatment that your physician recommends.

Join us October 9 from 6pm to 9pm Eastern Daylight Time at the National Press Club in Washington DC – or watch LIVE online – for an event where you’ll hear from the experts on the front lines working to restore the rights of patients to make decisions about life-saving medical care.


Featured Presenters:

Jane Orient, M.D., Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) will speak about, "The Invisible Man and the FDA:  the hidden unintended consequences."

Mike Phelan, is a serial entrepreneur, who was the CEO and co-founder of SevOne, one of the fastest growing software companies in the world. He recently stepped down because he has MS. Michael will discuss patients' rights to use their own stem cells for potential life-saving therapies.

Rituparna Basu, Writer and Research Associate for Health Care Policy, the Ayn Rand Institute, will speak about, "Why We Shouldn't Treat Medical Drug and Device Manufacturers as Guilty Until Proven Innocent."

Sally Pipes is president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute and Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies.  She has published many columns and five books about Health Care.  She will speak on, "Medical Innovation in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and the FDA."

The panel will be moderated by Richard E. Ralston, Executive Director of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine.