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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

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

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New Clinical Trial of a Device for Facial Pain: Hopeful News From the Business World

The medical appliance industry has long been source of potentially very lucrative investments. When a company first develops an innovation, taking a gamble on its viability and eventual sales can pay rich rewards. That is why financial news outlets often report on new medical appliances when those appliances reach the clinical trial phase, a big step towards entry intoContinue reading New Clinical Trial of a Device for Facial Pain: Hopeful News From the Business World

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#ICYMI: Researchers are Developing a New Drug for Facial Pain

In case you missed it: Currently accepted medical approaches to the management of chronic facial pain can be burdensome at best, and wholly ineffective, at worst. A new study coming out of Switzerland claims to have found a better medicine for the management of chronic facial pain. The substance, known as BIIB074, is a sodium channel blocker. What’s novel aboutContinue reading #ICYMI: Researchers are Developing a New Drug for Facial Pain

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New Tech: Neurostimulation for Cluster Headaches

Those of you suffering with cluster headaches (CH) know that there are few satisfactory treatments. Currently, the mainstay of cluster headache treatment consists of inhaled oxygen and parenteral triptans, but the ATI Pulsante SPG Microstimulator may change that. Neurostimulation for CH? From their website: Autonomic Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has developed the Pulsante™ SPG Microstimulator System to provideContinue reading New Tech: Neurostimulation for Cluster Headaches