We Want a Few Good Men and Women to COMMIT themselves! October 2, 2017 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”Continue reading Opioid Policy Activism: It’s Up To YOU!
I am supporting an effort to gather information to help the cause of chronic pain patients and demand the withdrawal of the 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines. We need reports of denial of treatment leading to diminished quality of life and/or suicide among our communities. Even if you don’t have a name, please provide gender,Continue reading Have You Been Affected Adversely by the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines?
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
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
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
A new entry in our series “Red’s Recommended Reading,” a list of articles about the “Opioid Crisis” and the war on pain patients curated by Richard “Red” Lawhern, PhD. As published in EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info. Here is a list of posts (through Jun 2017) covering the damage caused by uncontrolled chronic pain,Continue reading Recommended by Red: Bodily Damage from Uncontrolled Chronic Pain
This is a chance to make your voices heard! The President’s Commission is accepting comments by email until June 15th. Please help us FLOOD their mail with complaints from chronic pain patients. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may clip and edit from the following outline as you write your mail. Delete any of theContinue reading Call for Comments to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Face Facts has the exclusive privilege of early publishing of a major paper which Red submitted to FDA only days ago. The paper is below, and it can be found here also. There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong. – attributed to H.L. Mencken OnContinue reading Face Facts Exclusive: Richard “Red” Lawhern’s Latest Work On Behalf of Pain Patients
The Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance is proud to count Red Lawhern among its member-contributors. Red’s public announcement: I am pleased to announce that I have just been confirmed to the Board of Science and Policy Advisors at the American Council on Science and Health. Although ACSH is not an advocacy organization, this platform offers anContinue reading FFPA Member-Contributor Red Lawhern joins the Board of Science and Policy Advisors at the American Council on Science and Health