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The Mainstream Media is finally reporting about what's really happening to MILLIONS of pain patients across our country!
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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
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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
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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.
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.
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
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**URGENT PRESS RELEASE** 2nd LETTER FROM CDC RESPONDING TO THE HP3 LETTER RELEASED TODAY!
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
** 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.
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.
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).
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"
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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!
Please CLICK BELOW to find out what YOU can do to get this URGENT INFORMATION to your Representatives.
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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.
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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
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