Read the latest developments on the effort to retain access to vital information about your medicines.

The Pharmaceutical Printed Literature Association (PPLA) Applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for Protecting Patient Safety

Press Release: PPLA

June 28, 2023

Continuing Fight to Protect Patient Access to Rx Drug Information and Protect Maine Jobs, Golden Reintroduces Bipartisan Drug Labelling Legislation
Press Release: Congressman Jared Golden
January 28, 2022

Pharmaceutical Printed Literature Association Joins Two Sides North America
Press Release: Two Sides North America
January 5, 2022

Paper industry, drugmakers spar over requirement to print prescribing information
The Hill
July 7, 2021

Golden Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Patient Access to Rx Drug Information, Maine Jobs
Press Release: Congressman Jared Golden
November 20, 2019

AMAC Supports the Patients’ Right to Know Their Medication Act
Press Release: Association of Mature American Citizens
October 25, 2019

PPLA Comments on FDA Draft Guidance: Drug Abuse and Dependence Section of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products
September 2019

PPLA Comments on FDA Draft Guidance:  Instructions for Use—Patient Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products and Drug-Device and Biologic-Device Combination Products
September 2019

Packaging Inserts Include Important Medication Information
Legal Reader
November 6, 2018

Years-old Breach in Metro Boston Could Affect Thousands 
HealthData Management
April 2, 2018

Atlanta’s City Government Has Been Hobbled by a Cyberattack and is Doing Some Business with Ink and Paper
The New York Times
March 27, 2018

Finger Lakes Health Hobbled by Ransomware Attack 
HealthData Management
March 20, 2018

Why Bots Pose an Increasing Challenge to Healthcare Organizations
HealthData Management
March 1, 2018

Physician Practices Report Lost Revenue and Patient Care Disruptions Following Allscripts Ransonware Attack
January 23, 2018

Hancock Health Pays $55K to Release Hospital Files Following Ransomware Attack
January 16, 2018

6 Weeks After Going Back to Pen and Paper, Buffalo Hospital CEO Sees Ransomware as a Call to Arms
May 23, 2017

Counterfeit Drugs Are Flooding the Nation’s Pharmacies and Hospitals
AARP Bulletin
May 2016

Healthcare gets a ‘D’ on cybersecurity report card 
December 5, 2016

A Trumpian Cure for the FDA’s Chronic Lethargy
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
November 22, 2016

Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S.
The New York Times
October 21, 2016

Is Your Breakfast Messing Up Your Medicine? Drug Inserts Contain Vital Information
The People’s Pharmacy
August 13, 2016

Hackers Take Down L.A. Hospital’s Wireless Medical Devices
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
February 16, 2016

Hackers are Holding a California Hospital’s Network Hostage for $3.6 Million
The Verge
February 15, 2016

Paper Beats Digital In Many Ways, According to Neuroscience
September 16, 2015

 IT, EHR Go Dark at 13-Hospital System — All IT Systems Went Dark, “including clinical, revenue cycle, e-mail, word programs and other applications” 
Healthcare IT News
August 3, 2015

Arizona’s Gila River Leader Says Lack of Broadband is Harming Tribal, Rural Areas
Latina Lista
July 27, 2015

Chinese Breach Data of 4 Million Federal Workers
The Washington Post
June 4, 2015

Disparities in Individuals’ Access and Use of Health IT in 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
June 2015

Hackers Just Did Something VERY Scary 
The Kim Komando Show
May 19, 2015

Letter from The Honorable Susan M. Collins, Senator from Maine, to US Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg
December 22, 2014

Joint Letter from The PPLA and American Forest & Paper Association to the US Food & Drug Administration and the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs
December 17, 2014

There’s Still Something Special About Paper 
Syndicated article published in The Buffalo News
November 16, 2014

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
April 4, 2014

Consumers Need Low-tech Options for Essential Services
Appeared in the hard copy of the San Francisco Chronicle under the title: “Making services paperless leaves far too many behind”
March 3, 2014

Klicker: Ensure Quality By Keeping Printed Pharmaceutical Instructions
Kane County Chronicle
August 2, 2013

Another Voice: Congress Should Preserve Medication Inserts
The Buffalo News
August 2, 2013

Medication Info: The Internet Is Not Enough
July 29, 2013

PPLA Says GAO Report on E-Labeling Supports Argument Against House Bill
July 16, 2013

Cincinnati Printing Jobs are at Risk
Cincinnati Business Courier
June 24, 2013

Reading The Fine Print: Finch Paper Co. Irked By Plans To Ditch Prescription Papers
June 5, 2013

Opponents: Switching to Electronic Drug Info Could Imperil Maine Paper Jobs
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
June 3, 2013

Governor Calls on Congress to Reject Legislation that puts 600 Northern Maine Jobs at Risk
June 3, 2013

Finch Fears Paper Cut from Congress
The Business Review
June 3, 2013

Finch Paper Opposes Paperless Provision in Drug Tracking Bill
Capitol Confidential
June 3, 2013

Anti-fraud Bill Opposed
June 3, 2013