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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10:30am
Liberty’s Convocation will feature a town hall discussion of America’s opioid crisis at 10:30am (eastern time)
Special guests will include First Lady Melania Trump, political commentator and author Eric Bolling, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II, and actress, producer, and author Dianna Hart.
Liberty President Jerry Falwell and his wife Becki Falwell will join the discussion to speak about Liberty University’s proactive measures to fight the opioid crisis.
The opioid crisis facing America is a huge challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 115 people die in the U.S. every day from opioid overdose, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports roughly 21 to 29 percent of all patients who are prescribed opioids will abuse them.
Convocation starts at 10:30 a.m. EDT.
Liberty will stream the event live on Facebook.
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PLEASE SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO: email@example.com
Examples of questions to ask:
Why not include the MILLIONS of pain patients who are suffering in silence because of the attack on opioid medication?
Our government is forcing doctors to decrease or discontinue our meds.
Doctors are being threatened & targeted by the DEA/DOJ and state medical boards.
Many doctors are abandoning their patients leaving us with no meds and no choice.
Why are we being SILENCED?
We need a seat at the table to share our side of the untreated pain crisis.
PLEASE HELP US!
Also, Copy & Paste & Email the AMA Resolutions below:
1. RESOLVED that our AMA affirms that some patients with acute or chronic pain can benefit from taking opioids at greater dosages than recommended by the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for chronic pain and that such care may be medically necessary and appropriate.
2. RESOLVED that AMA advocate against the misapplication of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids by pharmacists, health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, legislatures, and governmental and private regulatory bodies in ways that prevent or limit access to opioid analgesia
3. RESOLVED that our AMA advocate that no entity should use MME (morphine milligram equivalents) thresholds as anything more than guidance, and physicians should not be subject to professional discipline, loss of board certification, loss of clinical privileges, criminal prosecution, civil liability, or other penalties or practice limitations solely for prescribing opioids at a quantitative level above the MME thresholds found in the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids.
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Location: Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego, Plaza 2 & 3, 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Agenda includes:· Review opioid tapering evidence evaluation by Oregon Health and Science University’s Center for Evidence-based Policy·
Review results of CCO survey of implementation of previous back and neck pain coverage changes and implementation of other potential coverage changes related to chronic pain·
Review and discuss potential alternatives to Task Force proposal·
30 minutes of public comment will be accepted starting at approximately 11:00 a.m.
Public listen-in only line: 1-888-204-5984, participant code 801373
Town Hall Event: Opioids: 'A National Crisis:' Hosted by Eric Bolling
When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7pm - 8pm ET
Where: Venue UNKNOWN (Washington D.C. vicinity)
Can we participate? For now, the best chance we have is to live tweet the panelists during the one hour event. Unfortunately, we do not know the exact location where the event will take place, but it's most likely in the Washington D.C. vicinity.
Please see all information below including links to panelists Twitter Handles and Facebook pages.
How/Where to Watch:
Link to Livestream: Begins at 7pm eastern time
Sinclair will be streaming the event, link at the top of their website.
They will air the show live in some markets, re-broadcast in multiple others and available online across their 89 US markets.
Eric Bolling - Host & Moderator
Twitter Handle: @ericbolling
Kellyanne Conway - Advisor to President Trump (Not Confirmed)
Twitter Handle: @kellyannepolls
Robert Wilkie - Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Twitter Handle: @SecWilkie
James Pyles - Former Major of the Maryland State Police
Master Sgt. Norman Hooten - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Orlando VA
Kendel Ehrlich - Assistant State's Attorney for District Court Drug Court
Kimberly Lohman Clapp - Spokesperson for #Addiction Policy Forum
Twitter Handle: @ABC7Suiters
Boyd Rutherford - LT. Governor of Maryland
Twitter Handle: @BoydKRutherford
Twitter Handle: @Wearesinclair
#EndOpioids #YourVoiceYourFuture #BeatOpioids #SaveALife