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Criminalizing the Opioid Epidemic is No Way to Help Chronic Pain Sufferers

by Richard A. Lawhern, Ph.D., as published in The Crime Report According to the best evidence we have, prescribing opioid painkillers for chronic pain patients has played only a minor role (if any) in yearly increases of overdose-related deaths. As I wrote recently in The Crime Report, “The US is now chasing the wrong epidemicContinue reading Criminalizing the Opioid Epidemic is No Way to Help Chronic Pain Sufferers

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Regarding Cannabis

Allow me to introduce Emily McSherry. Emily is the founder of Cannabis Forward which provides education pertaining to the science of cannabis to communities, legislators, and patients. As the FPAA Cannabis Legislation Reform Editor, from time to time Emily will contribute to the Face Facts blog and field your questions about cannabis for facial pain. Cannabis: A PrimerContinue reading Regarding Cannabis

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A Message to Legislators: Stop Your Phony War On Pain Patients!

 By Richard A. Lawhern, Ph.D. as published in iPain Living, the magazine of the International Pain Foundation. We hear and read the glaring headlines every morning and evening from National media: America is in an opioid overdose crisis and prescription drugs are the supposed cause. The same messages are be­ing shouted in Canada with equally direContinue reading A Message to Legislators: Stop Your Phony War On Pain Patients!