We’ve talked in a couple of blogs lately about the No2point3 medical device petition that is attempting to stop the medical device tax.
Last week, CareFusion CEO Kieran Gallahue lent his support to no2point3.com. Gallahue, an AdvaMed board chairman, sent an email to U.S.-based CareFusion employees to consider signing the online petition which launched on April 17, 2012. Nearly a quarter of those contacted responded, putting CareFusion atop the site’s “Corporate Leaderboard,” and ahead of fellow California-based companies NuVasive (with, at present, more than 700 signatures) and Volcano Corporation (nearly 400 signatures).
No2point3 founder Joe Hage puts Gallahue’s effort in perspective. “750 petitioners signed the day I launched the site to the 100,000-member Medical Devices Group. Kieran’s one email to his employees generated more signatures in one day than I could with 15 times the reach!”
I checked as I was writing this, and CareFusion had 1,450 signatures. The total number of signatures on the petition was 6,136. The goal is 25,000 signatures by July 18.
It just goes to show that one person can make a difference.
See our other blogs about No2point3: