Have You Been Affected Adversely by the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines?

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?

Connecticut Is Improving Access to Medical Marijuana for Sufferers of Facial Pain

(photo credit: Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) David Lipton, managing partner of Advanced Grow Labs, a medical marijuana production facility in West Haven, Connecticut, inspects a one of the best marijuana “mother” plants used to propagate other marijuana plants. It’s not for nothing that Connecticut is called “The Constitution State.” On Friday, the StateContinue reading Connecticut Is Improving Access to Medical Marijuana for Sufferers of Facial Pain

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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

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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

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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

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FFPA Member-Contributor Red Lawhern joins the Board of Science and Policy Advisors at the American Council on Science and Health

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