The Prescription Access Litigation (PAL) coalition includes more than 125 organizations working to end illegal pharmaceutical industry practices. Coalition members participate in PAL's work by joining class action lawsuits as plaintiffs, educating their members about the pharmaceutical industry's tactics, publicizing PAL projects and successes, and joining "friend of the Court" briefs or regulatory testimony/comments submitted by PAL.

There are no membership dues or charges for organizations joining the PAL coalition. If your organization is interested in joining the PAL coalition, please contact us

Alaska

ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trus

The ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust (the ASEA Health Trust) provides service to the permanent and long-term nonpermanent employees of the State of Alaska General Government Unit covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Alaska and ASEA/ AFSCME Local 52. 

California

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization working to end the breast cancer epidemic. - See more at: 

California Alliance for Retired Americans

The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that unites retired workers and community groups to win social and economic justice, full civil rights, and a better, more secure future for ourselves, our families, and future generations.

California Citizens for Health Freedom

The California Citizens for Health Freedom's mission is to protect and expand the right of citizens to have access to alternative medicine, natural treatments, natural nutritional products and to have a toxic free environment.

CALPIRG

CALPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. 

Congress of California Seniors

The Congress of California Seniors (CCS), founded in 1977, is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization and is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) California corporation.

Council on Aging Services for Seniors

Council on Aging Services for Seniors is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which has been providing services for Sonoma County citizens over the age of 60 since 1966.

The Greenlining Institute

The Greenlining Institute works to bring the American Dream within reach of all, regardless of race or income. In a nation where people of color will make up the majority of our population by 2040, we believe that America will prosper only if communities of color prosper.

Legal Assistance to the Elderly, Inc

The Mission of Legal Assistnace to the Elderly is to ensure Elders and younger individuals with disabilities residing in San Francisco the ability to exercise their legal rights and fully access to all benefits and services to which they are entitled.

Sacramento Grey Panthers

Gray Panthers is a local and national organization of individuals dedicated to social change. We welcome members of all ages who wish to work together on the tough problems which effect everyone of all generations.

San Francisco Senior Action Network

Senior Action Network (SAN) is a citywide federation of senior organizations working to improve the lives of San Francisco's seniors and all our city's residents. We are an umbrella coalition of over 150 member organizations representing over 30,000 seniors and persons with disabilities.

Colorado

Colorado Progressive Coalition

The Colorado Progressive Coalition fights, builds and wins progressive changes benefiting Colorado voices that refuse to be marginalized. A state-based, member-driven group since 1996, we are one of Colorado's most successful non-profit advocate organizations, credited with major victories in our focus areas of civil, social, racial, health, and economic justice.

CoPIRG

CoPIRG, Colorado Public Interest Research Group, is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Connecticut

Connecticut Citizen Action Group

Founded on Earth Day in 1970 by Ralph Nader and Toby Moffett, CCAG has been fighting for justice for over thirty-five years. By utilizing grassroots power, CCAG has created change on the issues our members care about including quality, affordable health care, protection of consumers, the environment, and democracy.

Florida

Annie Appleseed Project

From its inception the Annie Appleseed Project decided to Challenge the Existing treatment paradigm, to Question the existing research methods and subjects, and to Propose new directions for both ending with true Integrative Oncology.

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans

The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans (FLARA), a non-profit organization based in Wellington, Florida, actively pursues and promotes legislation and public policies that are in the best interest of current and future retired Floridians. 

Florida CHAIN

Florida CHAIN is a statewide consumer health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting access to affordable, quality health care. We fulfill the critical role of building the capacities for and linking consumer, community and service organizations with health care advocacy. We provide policy education, collaborative networking, training, and communications and organizing tools to the public, allied partners, media and policy makers.

Hawaii

AlohaCare

AlohaCare is a local, non-profit health plan. We were founded in 1994 by Hawaii’s Community Health Centers. Our passion is to serve the people of Hawaii in the true spirit of aloha. We provide quality health care to all. We specialize in caring for those who are medically underserved and medically fragile.

Idaho

Living Independence Network Corporation

Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC), is a non-profit organization empowering people with disabilities to achieve their desired level of independence. LINC promotes personal growth and freedom of choice through advocacy, networking, public awareness and modification of environments.

Illinois

Campaign for Better Health Care

The Campaign for Better Health Care is a coalition of organizations and individuals, working to help create and advocate for an accessible, quality health care system that provides for all.

Champaign County Health Care Consumers

The Champaign County Health Care Consumers is a citizen action organization, founded on the premise of participatory democracy and the belief that meaningful reforms in the health care system will come only with the active involvement of consumers.

Citizen Action Illinois

Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over a decade of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels.

Illinois PIRG

Illinois PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Metro Seniors in Action

Indiana

United Senior Action of Indiana

Since 1979, United Senior Action has been uniting older Hoosiers into a powerful voice to impact policies affecting our lives and our communities. We are an Indiana-based organization with our officers, volunteers and operations right here in Indiana.

Kansas

Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved

The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) is the federally designated Primary Care Association (PCA) of Kansas. Founded in 1989, KAMU represents a diverse group of organizations and membership including public and private nonprofit primary care clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), local health departments, rural health clinics, and private individuals who have a keen interest in service for Kansas’ underserved populations. 

Maine

Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Consumers for Affordable Health Care is a Maine advocacy organization that strives to ensure a strong consumer voice in decision making at all levels and in all forums in order to advocate for a consumer-oriented health system in Maine and the United States.

Maine People's Alliance

MPA's purpose is to bring individuals and organizations together to realize shared goals. We focus on leadership development to increase the number of citizen leaders prepared to work for positive social change.

Maine People's Resource Center

Maine People's Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 1984 with the goal of teaching everyday people the skills to participate in the decision-making processes that affect their daily lives. MPRC is widely recognized for its effectiveness in engaging Mainers in organizing for social change, many of whom have never been involved in community issues or the political process.

Maryland

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

The IAM is a large and diverse organization, representing 720,000 members across North America. Each member makes a significant contribution to the success of the union. 

Maryland Citizen's Health Initiative

Maryland Citizen's Health Initiative's mission is to educate Marylanders about feasible and effective ways to expand access to quality affordable health insurance for all residents of our state.

Massachusetts

Action for Boston Community Development

Action for Boston Community Development is Boston's antipoverty agency, serving more than 87,000 low-income Greater Boston residents in 2012 through its city-wide network of neighborhood-based organizations. ABCD provides innovative, timely programs that promote upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and communities.

Commonwealth Care Alliance

At Commonwealth Care Alliance, our mission is to provide the best possible care, tailored individually to the members we serve throughout Massachusetts – elders and people across the age spectrum with special healthcare needs.

Health Care for All Massachusetts

Health Care For All (HCFA) seeks to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care and consumer education for everyone, especially the most vulnerable. We work to achieve this as leaders in public policy, advocacy, education and service to consumers in Massachusetts.

Health Law Advocates

Health Law Advocates (HLA) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing difficulty accessing or paying for needed medical services. HLA is committed to ensuring universal access to quality health care in Massachusetts, particularly for those who are most at risk due to such factors as race, gender, disability, age, or geographic location. With its partner organization, Health Care For All, HLA combines legal expertise with grassroots organizing and policy reform to advance the statewide movement for universal health care access.

IUOE Local 4 Health and Welfare Fund

The Health and Welfare Fund provides for a comprehensive insurance benefit plan for eligible members and their families.

IUOE Local 98

The IUOE is a progressive, diversified trade union which primarily represents Operating Engineers who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and Stationary Engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries.  The IUOE also represents health industry workers as well as significant numbers of public employees engaged in a wide variety of occupations.

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

MASSPIRG

MASSPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

The New England Regional Council of Carpenters

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) began in 1881 when 36 carpenters from 11 cities formed a national union with a constitution, a structure and two thousand members.

Our Bodies Ourselves

Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), also known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, is a global nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, Mass. OBOS promotes accurate, evidence-based information on girls' and women's reproductive health and sexuality, and addresses the social, economic and political conditions that affect health care access and quality of care.

Pipefitter's Local 537 Trust Funds

Pipefitters Local 537 install piping systems that carry hot water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases needed for industrial production or other uses. We install both high and low pressure systems in Industrial and Commercial Facilities.

Prescription Access Litigation (MA)

SEIU Local 615

SEIU Local 615 is a property services union that represents 18,000 workers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, including janitors, security officers, maintenance and custodial workers, and window cleaners.

Teamsters Care

The Teamsters Union 25 Health Services & Insurance Plan is a Taft-Hartley Trust Fund qualified under Section 501[c][9] of the Internal Revenue Code.

Michigan

Public Interest Research Group in Michigan

PIRGIM is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Minnesota

Minnesota COACT

Minnesota COACT is a statewide, direct action, citizens organization of 10,000 members which educates and organizes people to empower themselves to take action in the democratic process on social justice issues, which are single-payer universal health care and family farm survival.   

Mississippi

Mississippi Health Advocacy Program

The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) strives to be a strong, effective voice for improved health care for all throughout the state of Mississippi, especially those whose health is threatened by poverty, racism, malnutrition and violence. MHAP will work with communities to identify health needs and formulate strategies for change, and will research, analyze, propose and promote policies that will enhance the health status of every person, regardless of financial status.

Nebraska

Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans

The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to strive for social and economic justice, and civil rights for all citizens to enjoy lives with dignity, personal and family fulfillment, and security. 

New Hampshire Citizen's Alliance

NHCA is a statewide non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to social, economic, and political justice.

New Jersey

New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center

A nonprofit network of 17 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest.

New Jersey Citizen Action

As the state's largest citizen watchdog coalition, New Jersey Citizen Action works to protect and expand the rights of individuals and families and to ensure that government officials respond to the needs of people rather than the interests of those with money and power.

New Jersey PIRG

NJPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

New Mexico

New Mexico Senior Citizens Law Office

The mission of SCLO is to provide critically needed advocacy and legal representation to residents sixty years of age and older in order to uphold their rights, maximize their autonomy and ensure that they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

North Carolina

North Carolina Justice Center

As a leading progressive research and advocacy organization, North Carolina Justice Center's mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. 

North Carolina PIRG

NCPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Oregon

Commercial Alert

Commercial Alert's mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy.

OSPIRG

When consumers are cheated or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, OSPIRG speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and wellbeing and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. OSPIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.

SEIU Local 49

SEIU has long been working to improve access to quality, affordable healthcare for our members and working families both locally and across our country.

SEIU Local 503

We are an organization of more than 55,000 women and men who, by joining together, are achieving what we cannot accomplish alone. By standing together, we have a voice in our contracts and our daily work lives. SEIU Local 503’s focus is to stop cuts to important services, create good jobs and achieve a better standard of living—including improved healthcare and retirement security—for all working people.

Pennsylvania

Consumer Health Coalition

The Consumer Health Coalition believes that access to quality, affordable health care, and ultimately good health and wellness, are critical to a person’s ability to reach his or her potential. We also know that people experience disparate ’starting points’ or access to resources that are unfortunately correlated with socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic background, and disability status.

PennPIRG

PennPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans

The mission of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy dignity, personal fulfillment and family security as senior citizens. 

Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Pennsylvania Health Access Network is a statewide coalition of organizations working to protect high quality health insurance coverage for individuals and businesses and to expand coverage to the uninsured.

South Carolina

South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center

South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center fights for low income South Carolinians to overcome social, economic and legal injustice.

Tennessee

Tennessee Healthcare Campaign

Tennessee Healthcare Campaign is the state's premier nonprofit consumer health care advocacy group and a leader in the health care justice movement. Our mission for everyone to have guaranteed affordable choices in health care began in 1989.

Texas

Prescription Access Litigation (TX)

Coalition Member: Texas Alliance for Human Needs 

Utah

Prescription Access Litigation (UT)

Coalition Members: UTAH Issues, Utah Issues: Center for Poverty Research and Action

Vermont

Prescription Access Litigation (VT)

Coalition Members: United Scripts Administrators, Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)

VPIRG

The common mission of VPIRG is to promote and protect the health of Vermont’s people, environment and locally-based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens statewide.

Washington

Washington CAN!

With over 40,000 members, Washington CAN! is the state’s largest grassroots community organization. Together we work to achieve racial, social, and economic justice in our state and nation. Our strength as an organization depends on our members’ involvement. We believe that we can only achieve our goals when people take action for justice.

WashPIRG

WashPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. 

West Virginia

West Virginia Citizen Action

West Virginia Citizen Action Group (WV-CAG) has, since 1974, advocated for better public policy, rights of individuals, a clean environment and a stronger democratic process.

Wisconsin

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups

The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide membership organization founded in 1978. CWAG’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through: intergenerational understanding and leadership development, public education, legal and legislative advocacy and public policy development.

Wisconsin Citizen Action

Citizen Action of Wisconsin organizes people to make Wisconsin a better place to live and work. Citizen Action employs an integrated strategy of grassroots organizing, public education, earned media, professional research, voter engagement, and political lobbying to advance progressive values and shape the public and political debate around health care, economic development, and consumer protection.

Our Impact

Successful litigation in 12 class action lawsuits led by PAL coalition members have won more than $1.3 billion from the drug industry, funding 22 settlements for consumers, health plans and pro-consumer class action law firms.