Innovation is a hallmark of modern healthcare and should be encouraged, but it needs to be done responsibly. As new pharmaceuticals and medical devices are developed and tested, the companies that benefit from their development must be held to standards that protect all people. Unfortunately this is not the paradigm we are living in today. Most people would have no idea if you asked them what Preemption is, but this approach to protecting corporations from litigation has led to millions of people having no recourse after suffering great harm.
Preemption is a practice currently adopted by the FDA that protects product manufacturers from ever being held legally liable for their bad or faulty medical products, despite the injuries they cause. This approach has become an integral part of the medical landscape and has deprived countless people of justice. One of the major health initiatives The EBF is undertaking is a Preemption Awareness campaign. Since so many people are completely unaware of the issue the foundation can use its voice to build awareness and push for change.
In addition to fighting Preemption, The EBF leverages our core approach to build awareness and empower victims who have been harmed by medical devices and pharmaceuticals. We provide a central point for victims to connect and share their powerful and heart-breaking stories with the world. The power of sharing these often quiet tragedies resonates with the public and is a catalyst for change.