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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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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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Richard “Red” Lawhern, Ph.D. – Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance member and contributor

We are very proud to announce that Richard “Red” Lawhern, Ph.D. is a contributor to Face-Facts.org, the website of the Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance. Please visit Red’s page at Face-Facts.org/lawhern. For the few who don’t know him, Red’s reputation as a spokesperson for the rights of pain patients was earned over the many hours he has spentContinue reading Richard “Red” Lawhern, Ph.D. – Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance member and contributor

The CDC’s War on Chronic Pain Patients Rages On

Our friend and facial pain awareness ally Richard “Red” Lawhern has written a new article about the CDC Opioid Guidelines and the harm they inflict upon chronic pain patients. Please read and share his article, as published on the American Council for Science and Health’s website. The CDC Opioid Guidelines Violate Standards Of Science Research “If you follow healthcareContinue reading The CDC’s War on Chronic Pain Patients Rages On

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Medical Marijuana and Chronic Facial Pain

Medical marijuana (MMJ) is a promising treatment for chronic facial pain, as demonstrated by several recent studies. Anecdotally, it has proven effective against nerve pain in individual case studies. For example: “…a patient with secondary progressive MS and severe lower limbs spasticity … was started on treatment with nabiximols. The patient also suffered from trigeminalContinue reading Medical Marijuana and Chronic Facial Pain

The CDC is wrong. A speech by Richard Lawhern, PhD

Richard A (Red) Lawhern, Ph.D. is the spouse of a chronic pain patient. He has supported pain patients and family members for twenty years with online research, physician referrals, authoring of websites and critical commentaries. Lawhern is calling for the immediate withdrawal of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on prescription ofContinue reading The CDC is wrong. A speech by Richard Lawhern, PhD