We are experiencing a politically manufactured crisis that has allowed the government to take control of, and permanently damage, the sacred Doctor/patient relationship. This climate fosters the utter damnation and vilification of prescription pain medication by our government agencies targeted towards anyone who dares to use or prescribe opioids for legitimate medical purposes.
This is it! We've all been talking about it, hundreds of group members have been begging for this moment, so let's get the show on the road! There are COUNTLESS Facebook groups fighting for the same cause yet our efforts don't seem to be resonating with the powers that be because on the surface our numbers do not seem impressive to them.
WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT. It's time to JOIN together from coast to coast and step up our efforts on every level.
Many group leaders have been collaborating TOGETHER to create this neutral website for the sole purpose of UNITING ALL PAIN GROUPS including anyone & everyone being affected by the restrictions being forced upon the pain community. If you would like to add your Website or Facebook Group to be featured here, please use the contact form below and provide a link and description of the services your site or group has to offer.
This website gives everyone full access to all the tools needed to advocate as one UNITED front with one UNITED message. It's not completely finished just yet, but for now it will have to do so please bear with us. Please take a look around and share far and wide. We will be adding information daily, but most importantly it will list the latest CALLS TO ACTION and pertinent information, deadlines, and links about upcoming legislation and events to share on all social media platforms. We're so excited and hopeful that TOGETHER we will be successful and turn this injustice into VICTORY for millions of suffering pain patients around our Country!
Who Are We?
PAIN WARRIORS UNITE is a volunteer driven, grassroots collaborative team consisting of chronic pain patients, doctors, medical professionals, academics, and caregivers who have been negatively affected by the other side of the opioid crisis which no one is talking about. There are over 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain. Approximately 25 million with intractable pain, and 8 million who require aggressive opioid medication management to have a somewhat normal quality of life who are now being forced to significantly DECREASE or DISCONTINUE their life saving pain medication for no justifiable reason.
Due to the misinformation being perpetuated by anti opioid zealots, our elected officials, media outlets, and the public are being deceived into believing that the OVERDOSE EPIDEMIC is caused by doctors over prescribing and patients diverting their meds for non medical use. Maybe 15 years ago there was some truth to that notion, but nowadays it's almost impossible to find ANY doctor willing to treat and prescribe pain medication. The pendulum has swung too far and our needs are being completely discounted and overlooked. We deserve and demand immediate representation!
Statistics show that opioid prescribing has significantly DECREASED over the last 8 years and government has ordered yearly CUTS in production quotas, yet the addiction and OVERDOSE rate continues to skyrocket due to the rampant use & abuse of heroin and illicitly manufactured CARFENTANIL (a/k/a elephant tranquilizer) being smuggled into our country.
These facts alone should serve as a clear testament that the “CRISIS” is NOT being fueled by legally prescribed pain medication, however the “UNTREATED PAIN CRISIS” continues to be ignored and dismissed, allowing innocent law abiding citizens to suffer in silence.
Now, because of government interference, warrantless DEA raids, and threats of prosecution against them, pain management doctors, pain clinics, and private practitioners are abruptly cutting our meds, discharging hundreds of patients, or closing their doors and abandoning patients all over the country leaving THOUSANDS of us to needlessly suffer with NO MEDICATION and few options. Many are turning to street drugs to self medicate out of desperation which will undoubtedly kill them or sadly HUNDREDS have resorted to choosing suicide to escape the debilitating pain. This practice is utterly inhumane and unacceptable. It will only get worse if this is allowed to continue.
As you may have heard, our lawmakers passed a significant Opioid legislation package known as HR6 (SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES ACT) which was signed into law by President Trump on October 24th.
This rather large opioid package aims to address several issues to combat the nation's opioid crisis by increased funding and access to addiction treatment which is a step in the right direction. However, it also targets innocent pain patients by further restricting our compassionate doctors’ ability to prescribe pain medication for each patient on an individual autonomous basis as they deem fit, which is an infringement on the sacred doctor-patient relationship.
There are several factors and aspects surrounding this issue which goes way back to the precipice of the war on drugs. But right now, our main objective is to educate the public through the media, and insist that our legislators refrain from attempting to practice medicine without a license and demand they include a Pain Patients Protection Policy & Bill of Rights in ALL current or proposed legislation that even remotely attempts to restrict the prescribing of ANY opioid pain medication for treating chronically ill patients.
Our government is attempting to solve one problem only to create another so we must act swiftly in order to preserve our rights and put an end to the suffering of millions of pain patients throughout our country.
We look forward to working together to create meaningful change!
NOW, LET'S ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES AND GET TO WORK!
The Pain Warriors Unite Team
If you would like to join our Action Collaborative Team please complete this simple form by clicking on the link below and we will be in touch soon.