opioid, war against pain patients

STOP THE WAR AGAINST PAIN PATIENTS! – A Point Paper for Lobbying Legislators

For all those who want to participate in the movement to fight back against unfair anti-pain patient opioid legislation, Red Lawhern has done the hard work of compiling the most important points, complete with references, for anyone to use when lobbying their legislator. Please download this important document and use it when calling or visitingContinue reading STOP THE WAR AGAINST PAIN PATIENTS! – A Point Paper for Lobbying Legislators

opioid, war against pain patients

Lawhern: An Invitation to Opioid Policy Activism

Pain patient communities are in deep trouble all across America. We are being made scapegoats for the incompetence of our own government in its abuse and desertion of people like us — all in the name of solving a so-called “opioid epidemic” which we didn’t create. Our doctors are leaving pain management practice. Our legislatorsContinue reading Lawhern: An Invitation to Opioid Policy Activism

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FPAA’s Commitment to Total Transparency

The Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance is committed to building trust within the facial pain community through total transparency. Our goals are simple. We’re here to raise awareness, to provide information and support to facial pain patients, and to be a clearinghouse of all things related to facial pain, including research, new drugs, innovations, and more.Continue reading FPAA’s Commitment to Total Transparency

Facial Pain Contributions to Society: The Hypodermic Needle

Dr Francis Rynd was born in Dublin in 1801. In 1844, he invented the hypodermic syringe while treating a woman suffering from extreme facial pain. The innovator made the first recorded injections below the skin, writing about his invention for the Dublin Medical Press. The current world market for syringes is about $12 billion. As published inContinue reading Facial Pain Contributions to Society: The Hypodermic Needle

A Government In Disarray Over Opioid Therapeutic Use vs. Addiction

As a reader of this blog, you are probably already aware of the many shouting voices of government Agencies trying to get in on the action concerning the so-called “opioid crisis” in the US. As pharmacist Steve Ariens pointed out to me recently, it seems like everybody wants to pursue their own agendas. And noneContinue reading A Government In Disarray Over Opioid Therapeutic Use vs. Addiction

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An Open Letter to the President’s Commission on Combating Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

To Bertha K. Madras, Ph.D. Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Member, President’s Commission on Combating Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Dear Professor, As the only sitting member of the President’s Commission who is even remotely qualified in medicine, you will have your hands full. The published schedule for the Commission callsContinue reading An Open Letter to the President’s Commission on Combating Addiction and the Opioid Crisis