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

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

Recommended by Red: Bodily Damage from Uncontrolled Chronic Pain

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

Call for Comments to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

  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 commission@ondcp.eop.gov. 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 Exclusive: Richard “Red” Lawhern’s Latest Work On Behalf of Pain Patients

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

West Virginia Takes the Lead in Advocating for Pain Patient’s Rights

From a reader submitted article at Pain News Network: “West Virginia lawmakers have seen enough of this suffering. In an unprecedented move, the legislature this month passed Senate Bill 339, with the goal of restoring the integrity of chronic pain management in the state. The bill was introduced by State Senator Tom Takubo, DO, aContinue reading West Virginia Takes the Lead in Advocating for Pain Patient’s Rights