ICA Hosts Historic International Vertebral Subluxation Research Summit
ICA Presents Comments on FDA Call for Input of Dealing with the National Opioids
July 10, 2017, Falls Church, Virginia: The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) has submitted extensive comments in response to a call from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a national Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids. In its submission, the ICA told FDA policy makers:
"As a drugless science focused on natural healing and care pathways, we believe that chiropractic science and practice offers a powerful, clinically effective means of reducing and, for many patients eliminating altogether the need for many prescription pain medication(s). ICA strongly believes that what is essential to mobilizing and making effective use of non-pharmacological approaches to pain and pain relief is both a serious effort to orient medical and other providers to the importance and effectiveness of those pathways, including chiropractic services, and, providing access through both public and private third-party-payment systems, to those services, as first line interventions, before pharmaceutical applications are considered. The present document does not adequately provide guidance to practitioners in these areas." Read More
Coralee Van Egmond, DC, FICA Honored as ICA's 2017 Chiropractor of the Year
House Passes McCarran-Ferguson Repeal Bill
Barcelona College of Chiropractic is awarded full accreditation by the European CCE
"All of us in the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) wish to offer our heartfelt congratulations to the BCC and its leadership upon achieving this important status," said ICA President Dr. George B. Curry. "We deeply respect and appreciate their efforts and strongly support this outstanding educational institution and the vision both our organizations share for a strong, growing and global chiropractic profession." Read More
National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Calls 21st Century Cures Act "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" and Urges Presidential Veto to Protect Public Health
Next steps: Plaintiffs prepare to file a new case against California's 'aggressive' SB 277 vaccine mandate
"Because of the certainty of further legal action on this vital issue of personal freedom and choice, ICA will continue to raise funds that are dedicated to support this ongoing legal effort," said Dr. Corey Rodnick, Chair of the ICA Legal Action Committee and Legal Action Fund. "It is the right thing to do and I personally want to encourage every doctor of chiropractic and concerned citizen to become familiar with the issues and to support this vitally important effort," added Dr. Rodnick. The ICA's unique online advocacy platform, AdjustTheVote, has a special arrangement for contributions to this important issue, 100% of which are directed to this critical challenge of personal health rights. To contribute to this cause, go to https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php - ICA's donation site provides the opportunity to indicate an organization or coalition you are aligned with and would like to have identified as part of the donation process (you may also use Group code CHIRO). Read More
As expected, the Federal District Court turns down injunction request in SB 277 lawsuit
Legal counsel for the suit challenging the law include James S. Turner, Esq., who is also legal counsel for the International Chiropractors Association, and Robert Moxley, Esq.. Mr. Moxley noted, "The principle we have to defend and establish is the right of healthy people to make their own health care choices... What we are exploring is individual rights versus the power of the state." Mr. Turner observed, "a preliminary injunction involves only the determination by the judge if he holds the opinion that the case has a good chance of success at trial. This is part of the legal system that allows for the effects of a disputed law or decision to be stopped until the case is fully heard and decided upon." Legal counsel for the plaintiffs are closely examining all possible alternatives for moving forward and it is certain that there will be further litigation to secure the personal exemption option for parents and families in California. ICA will keep the chiropractic profession and all interested parties fully informed on those new court actions as they develop. Because of the certainty of further legal action on this vital issue of personal freedom and choice, ICA will continue to raise funds that are dedicated to support this ongoing legal effort.
The International Chiropractors Association has arranged for a special, secure platform for donations to help address the ongoing expenses for research, references and legal steps to successfully carry on this landmark legal battle. The ICA's unique online advocacy platform, AdjustTheVote, has a special arrangement for contributions to this important issue, 100% of which are directed to this critical challenge of personal health rights. To contribute to this cause, go to https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php – ICA's donation site provides the opportunity to indicate an organization or coalition you are aligned with and would like to be identified as part of the donation process (you may also use Group code CHIRO).
First Hearing on Lawsuit Seeking Stay on California Mandatory Vaccination Law Held on August 12th in San Diego Federal District Court
"We believe that a strong and well-grounded set of arguments for staying the implementation of the new law were placed before the court," said lead counsel for the plaintiffs Mr. James S. Turner. "What is certain is that whatever the judge's decision, one side or the other will challenge the ruling and the next step will be an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This is why we must continue to organize and build support with the public, the media and legislators and other public policy makers on the vital importance of the fundamental questions of personal rights and freedoms at issue in this case."
The International Chiropractors Association's Legal Action Fund is mounting a nationwide fundraising campaign to support this vitally important legal action. To contribute to the effort, go to https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php (Group code CHIRO). One-hundred percent of your donation will go directly to supporting the vitally important California vaccination rights case.
Lead Legal Counsel in Landmark California Vaccine Rights Lawsuit Speaks at Life West WAVE
In addition to active work on the part of ICA's chief lobbyist and senior staff to research the many issues involved and to educate the public and policy makers, ICA is working to raise financial resources to help fund the extraordinary outlay of expenses involved in this critical effort. Donations to support this important undertaking may be made through ICA's unique online advocacy platform, https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php — which will direct 100% of these contributions to fund the expenses involved in fueling the multiple steps in this critical Federal court legal challenge.
ICA Board of Directors Unanimously Votes to Give Full Support to California Vaccination Lawsuit
ICA will be looking to prepare a "friend of the court" or amicus brief in the case. The lawyers in the case have asked for ICA's help in educating policy makers and the greater public nationwide on the basic human rights issues at stake and the need to step forward and speak out in every possible venue on the importance of preserving meaningful personal control and informed consent on all matters of health care. Read More
Historic Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Challenging California's New Mandatory Vaccination Law
The new California law revokes the right for parents to use a Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) to preclude all or some vaccines when enrolling their children for school. Unless the injunction is granted, it will now be mandatory for students going to either public or private daycare, preschool, elementary, middle or high school to receive all doses of the 10 vaccines specified in the law. Read More
New Draconian California Mandatory Vaccination Law Now in Effect
The law holds denial of access to public education, a state constitutionally mandated right in California, as a penalty for a child not being vaccinated according to the state-mandated schedule. Read More
ICA Meets With West Virginia Attorney General's Office on Opioids Best Practices and Chiropractic International Chiropractors Association
Dr. Curry outlined the appropriateness of chiropractic as a first point of patient care for patients of all ages and presented extensive documentation on chiropractic effectiveness in the realm of overall drug consumption reduction and positive outcomes of populations who have received chiropractic care. Dr. Curry also noted, "the current national crisis on opioid addiction and overdoses necessitates a new paradigm shift away from harmful drugs that treat symptoms and move towards chiropractic which is designed to promote health and function. It is therefore critical that any initiative towards developing best practice opioid guidelines insure that the patient have access to chiropractic first."
As a natural, drugless science with a proven record of clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness, chiropractic is a logical resource to be more fully utilized in this public health crisis. For more information on Opioid Best Practices and Chiropractic, contact ICA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More
ICA launches special new and proactive Medicare Fairness Campaign for Patients and Practitioners
ICA Strongly Supports and Endorses the IHPC’s Innovative CoverMyCare Initiative
“This initiative is centered on educating patients, providers and most importantly public policy makers on the exact language and meaning of Section 2706 (nondiscrimination in health care) of the Affordable Healthcare Act,” said ICA Vice President Dr. Stephen P. Welsh, who represents the ICA on the IHPC’s Federal Policy Committee. “The chiropractic profession has an historic opportunity to engage with other non-MD professionals who share our concerns over discrimination, unfair exclusion and the denial of patients’ rights and ICA hopes that individuals and organizations will take full advantage of this means to build strength through numbers.” Read more
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