What Was Said or Missed in the FDA Opioid Policy Steering Committee Hearings? by Richard A Lawhern, Ph.D., as published in National Pain Report. Many years ago, a stand-up comic named Shelly Berman helped to immortalize a riddle told by Zen masters. “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” can have many answers. OneContinue reading What Is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
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
One of the many things that unites facial pain patients the is the desire for our conditions to be better known. Awareness brings research dollars. Research is our best hope for the thing we most desire: better treatments and, eventually, a cure. But increased awareness requires activism. You may be thinking, “How can I be an activist forContinue reading Letter Writing Activism for Facial Pain