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
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
The Facial Pain Awareness pins are in and they are beautiful. There’s plenty of time to order yours before Facial Pain Awareness Month, but remember: the days fly by. Before you know it, it will be October. (We can’t believe it’s already August!!) To order this pin and other Facial Pain Awareness merchandise, visit theContinue reading Shipping today!
Here’s another addition to Richard “Red” Lawhern, PhD’s growing and authoritative body of work, written on behalf of chronic pain patients everywhere. An Open Letter to the Baptist World News Red has been sounding the alarm about the fictitious prescription opioid crisis for years, endlessly appealing to the CDC and others to have aContinue reading New Entry in the Lawhern Files
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
What better way to promote awareness of your cause than to have it written all over your face? With this profile photo overlay tool, you can do exactly that! Just go to our page at Twibbon and follow the simple instructions to create your own “I Am a Facial Pain Warrior” Facial Pain Awareness profile photoContinue reading Social Media Activism: Profile Picture Overlay
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
We are happy to announce the opening of the Face Facts store. We are starting small with t-shirts, glassware, and a very special lapel pin. But never fear if you don’t like these first two designs – we will be continually adding products and designs as we grow our store. Whether you are a facialContinue reading Wear Your Facial Pain Awareness!
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
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