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Calling ALL Pain Warriors, It's NOW or NEVER!

Pain Warriors Unite

Calling ALL Pain Warriors, It's NOW or NEVER!


Fellow Pain Warriors --

We must UNITE to fight for the Rights of Millions of Pain Patients! 


Click Below get involved NOW!

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Fellow Pain Warriors --

We must UNITE to fight for the Rights of Millions of Pain Patients! 


Click Below get involved NOW!

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Breaking News in the Pain Community

The Mainstream Media is finally reporting about what's really happening to MILLIONS of pain patients across our country! 


Click HERE to read the latest groundbreaking coverage aabout the untreated pain crisis. 

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Did Your State's Attorney General Sign this Letter?

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sharing concerns about the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Draft Report (Draft Report). The letter was addressed to Dr. Vanila Singh, chief medical officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. 


As it stands, the Draft Report deviates from guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which are aimed at decreasing the risk of opioid misuse. The report suggests providers can rely solely on their judgement instead of consulting evidence-based recommendations. By doing so, it weakens recommendations for opioid prescription duration and dosage


“As attorneys general, we have witnessed the devastating effect of unfettered opioid manufacturing, distribution and prescribing on our public health, social services and criminal justice systems. The well-established risks associated with higher doses of opioids, prescriptions of longer duration, and concurrent prescriptions of opioids and benzodiazepines demand continued constraints.” 



Read the NAAG letter signed by 39 state and territory attorneys general


If your State Attorney General signed this damning letter to the Pain Management Task Force, please call or email him/her to share your disdain & disappointment. Also, request To schedule a meeting. 


Find your Attorney General HERE 



Click button to read the letter to the Task Force in its entirety. 

READ LETTER HERE
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**URGENT ACTION ALERT**

Call to schedule a meeting with YOUR REPRESENTATIVES during congressional Recess -April 15th - 26th

**URGENT**

Policy makers will be available to meet with you in your State District between April 15th thru April 26th


Please take advantage of this opportunity during Congressional Recess BEFORE they go back to D.C. to work on Health Care Policy. 


Please use our handy Legislative Outreach Kit & ask for assistance if necessary.   The only way to change the current pathway which has created a hostile regulatory environment is to GET INVOLVED IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS ASAP 

 


CLICK HERE TO LOCATE YOUR STATE & FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES 

Legislative Outreach Kit

Click Here
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Pain Management Task Force Meeting #3

Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Third Meeting


May 9, 2019 - May 10, 2019


The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) is being held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 


The Task Force will vote on the final draft Task Force recommendations for acute and chronic pain management. 


The plan to disseminate information about best practices for pain management will be presented.



YOU MUST REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND IN PERSON OR VIA WEBCAST:  



Meeting Agenda


Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 


Friday, May 10, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). 


The agenda will be posted soon.


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SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY MAY 6th

Individuals are also welcome to submit their written comments until May 6 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=HHS-OS-2019-0003-0001


CLICK BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS & INSTRUCTIONS. 

FULL DETAILS HERE
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URGENT PRESS RELEASE FROM HP3 - RE: CDC GUIDELINE

 **** Attention ALL CPP'S ****


**URGENT PRESS RELEASE**  2nd LETTER FROM CDC RESPONDING TO THE HP3 LETTER RELEASED TODAY! 


https://healthprofessionalsforpatientsinpain.org/press-release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 10, 2019


TWO FEDERAL AGENCIES SPEAK AGAINST MANDATED OR PRECIPITOUS OPIOID REDUCTIONS IN CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS 


On April 10, the Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, wrote to Health Professionals for Patients in Pain (HP3) to state that the CDC’s 2016 Guideline offered no support for mandatory opioid dose reductions in patients with long-term pain. Coming on the heels of an April 9 warning from the United States Food and Drug Administration of “serious harm” to patients after rapid dose reduction or discontinuation, the Director’s letter flags the need for a recalibration of care decisions imposed by a wide range of private and governmental agencies that have invoked the CDC to justify coverage restrictions, quality metrics, legal threats and other actions to force dose reductions on nonconsenting patients.



Please CLICK BELOW to read Press Release & Access the CDC Director's Letter responding to the HP3 Letter 



CDC LETTER HERE
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URGENT BULLETIN

** URGENT BULLETIN ** Please SHARE with all State& Federal Representatives and Regulatory Agencies in charge of regulating Controlled Substances/Opioid prescribing. 


Re:  CDC Guideline Clarification Letter & FDA Advisory Notice pertaining to Opioid Prescribing 


Below is a letter from the CDC clarifying the 2016 Opioid Prescribing  Guideline and an Advisory Notice issued by the FDA regarding abrupt opioid tapering. 


Link to Clarification Letter from the CDC: CLICK  HERE


The Guideline is not intended to deny any patients who suffer with chronic pain from receiving opioid therapy as an option for pain management. Rather, the Guideline is intended to ensure that clinicians and patients consider all safe and effective treatment options for patients. 


Clinical decision-making should be based on the relationship between the clinician and patient, with an understanding of the patient’s clinical situation, functioning, and life context, as well as a careful consideration of the benefits and risk of all treatment options, including opioid therapy. 


CDC encourages physicians to continue to use their clinical judgment and base treatment on what they know about their patients, includes the use of opioids if determined to be the best course of treatment. Providers should communicate frequently with their patients to discuss both the benefits and risks of opioid therapy and revisit treatment plans for pain regularly to achieve the most positive outcomes for patients. 


Link to FDA Announcement CLICK HERE  


Reports of "serious harm" in patients dependent on opioid painkillerswho suddenly stop taking the medication, or rapidly decrease the dose, have prompted a drug safety communication issued today by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Fox News Segment - CDC Guideline "War on Pain Patients"

Fox News' Greg Gutfeld has been reporting about our plight for several months.  Watch the most recent segment about the CDC Clarification featured on "The Five"

Click BELOW  to watch the segment Featured on "THE FIVE"

CLICK HERE TO WATCH
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Action Needed - Re: AMA RESOLUTIONS

 **** Attention ALL CPP'S ****


At its interim meeting in Maryland last week, the AMA House of Delegates adopted a series of resolutions that recognize the mistreatment of pain patients and call for restraint in implementing the CDC guideline – particularly as it applies to the agency’s maximum recommended dose of 90mg MME (morphine milligram equivalent units).


This CAN be AMAZING & life changing news, IF it gets into the hands of those who are limiting our doctor’s ability to prescribe opioid pain medication!


CLICK HERE FOR QUICK OVERVIEW OF AMA RESOLUTIONS

Please CLICK BELOW to find out what YOU can do to get this URGENT INFORMATION to your Representatives.



Take Action Now
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Human Rights Watch Report Released

***Breaking News ***

IMMEDIATE Action Needed NOW!


Re:  Human Rights Watch Report 



Human Rights Watch has released their 109 page Report entitled: 


“Not Allowed to Be Compassionate”

Chronic Pain, the Overdose Crisis, & Unintended Harms in the U.S. 


This is a significant milestone for pain patients, and gives us the footing to take the necessary steps to actually garner the respect and attention we deserve. 


It will lay the groundwork to ensure that our Policy Makers put protections in place for both physicians and pain patients, and ultimately implement a National Pain Policy to clearly define and stipulate such protections.


We need ALL hands on deck to take immediate action in order to get this Report into the hands of our State and Federal Representatives & Regulatory Agencies.  


 If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to reach out! 

You can Read the Human Rights Watch Report in its entirety here:

Link to Full Report from Human Rights Watch


The Summary of Recommendations (Page 16 & 17) can be found here:

Link to Summary of Recommendations


In order to expedite & use this information to our advantage, we need YOUR help.


CLICK HERE TO  ACCESS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO LOCATE, CALL, & EMAIL YOUR REPS:


Link to  the form Letter Including Links & Detailed Instructions

Click Here For Instructions

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Change Starts with YOU!

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Please get involved NOW by completing the latest Calls to Action and Team Tasks. 


Our collective efforts are making a HUGE difference no matter how big or small. 


We need YOU to take the time to do whatever you can to be victorious in this fight for our LIVES. 


CLICK BELOW TO COMPLETE THE LATEST TEAM TASKS. 

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Please Get Involved Now

Contact Your Representatives Now

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Even though the recently passed opioid legislation is intended  to help to the portion of our population that suffer from addiction, it also contains provisions that will negatively affect pain patients and doctors across the country.  


WE MUST  DEMAND THAT OUR REPRESENTATIVES IMPLEMENT A PAIN PATIENTS & PHYSICIANS  PROTECTION POLICY AND BILL OF RIGHTS.  


What can YOU do to help?


  • CALL & MEET WITH YOUR  REPRESENTATIVES ASAP!  



If you need help,  please let us know & we'll be happy to provide the information you'll need!


It's best to call their local offices directly  and request to schedule a meeting or telephone conference with their health care staffer, but if it's after hours or on a weekend,  you can call the Congressional Switchboard & ask to be transferred to your State's Representatives.  


THE CONGRESSIONAL SWITCHBOARD IS OPEN 24/7. Phone: (202) 224-3121


CLICK BELOW TO LOCATE & CONTACT YOUR STATE AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES DURING BUSINESS HOURS!

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