Meet Red

lawhernRichard A “Red” Lawhern is the spouse of a chronic facial pain patient. He has advocated for pain patients and their family members for twenty years with online research, physician referrals, authoring of websites and critical commentaries. From Red’s website:

“I retired as a systems engineer and operations research analyst… In my so-called spare time, I support an online community called “Living with TN” as a moderator and content author, providing literature and internet research to chronic face pain patients. I also mentor young people who are struggling with life in our times.”

Red is the Corresponding Secretary for the Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain (ATIP.) If you want to join Red in the fight for pain patients’ rights, ATIP is the place to start.

Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain

Red’s Body of Work

Forewarned is forearmed.

Read up so you’re ready to counter any false claims with hard facts.

An Open Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?


Opioids: Chasing the Wrong “Epidemic”

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

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

Figures Lie and Liars Figure – Why the Demographics of the So-Called “Prescription Opioid Crisis” Don’t Work


An Open Letter to the Baptist World News

Stop The War On Chronic Pain Patients

The CDC Opioid Guidelines Violate Standards Of Science Research

It’s Not All In Your Head

Somatic Symptom Disorder

Tracking Down the “Research” Behind the CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The CDC’s Fictitious Opioid Epidemic, Part 2

The CDC’s Fictitous Opioid Epidemic, Part 1

How Would Opioid Prescription Guidelines Read if Pain Patients Wrote Them?

Demographics of Neurological Face Pain at a Social Networking Website

Warning to the FDA: Beware of “Simple” Solutions in Chronic Pain and Addiction

Letter To The Editor, Capital Times of Madison (WI)

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

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

Catch-22: Denied Pain Relief and No Way Out

A Government In Disarray Over Opioid Therapeutic Use vs. Addiction

Red’s Recommended Reading

Interviews with Richard “Red” Lawhern, Ph.D.