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

#LUCONVO #FLOTUS #POTUS #CPP #OPIOID

Opioid Town Hall with First Lady Today 11/28

Liberty University EVENT AT 10:30am

ATTN CPP'S 


Facebook Livestream  

USE HASHTAG #LUCONVO 

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.

Use Hashtag  #LUCONVO 


PLEASE SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO: convocation@liberty.edu


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:


AMA RESOLUTIONS: 


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.

EMAIL Your Questions to JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Please CLICK BELOW to 

EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS 


USE HASHTAG #LUCONVO 



HERC Task Force Meeting 12/5

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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


Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6751025978611342339


Documents

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Telephone Town Hall Tonight

Please join in on the telephone Town Hall Meeting Tonight!


1st Session: 5:45pm 

2nd Session:  7:00pm


Eastern Time

If you'd like to participate CALL:  877-229-8493 


PIN code: 116416


The telephone town hall will also be streamed online at https://sarbanes.house.gov/live


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Opioid Town Hall Hosted by ERIC BOLLING Tonight

***Happening Tonight *** Opioid Town Hall at 7pm (est)

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 


http://bit.ly/OpioidRoundTable 

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

https://mobile.twitter.com/ericbolling 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EricBolling/ 

Email:  EBpublicist@gmail.com 

Panelists:


Kellyanne Conway - Advisor to President Trump (Not Confirmed)

Twitter Handle:  @kellyannepolls 

https://mobile.twitter.com/KellyannePolls 



Robert Wilkie - Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Twitter Handle:  @SecWilkie

https://mobile.twitter.com/SecWilkie


James Pyles - Former Major of the Maryland State Police


Master Sgt. Norman Hooten - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Orlando VA

https://www.linkedin.com/in/norman-hooten-9a1b0511/


Kendel Ehrlich - Assistant State's Attorney for District Court Drug Court

https://m.facebook.com/kendelsehrlich


Kimberly Lohman Clapp - Spokesperson for #Addiction Policy Forum

Twitter Handle: @ABC7Suiters

https://mobile.twitter.com/ABC7Suiters 


Boyd Rutherford - LT. Governor of Maryland

Twitter Handle:  @BoydKRutherford

https://mobile.twitter.com/BoydKRutherford 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/boyd.rutherford


Sinclair Broadcasting:  

Twitter Handle:  @Wearesinclair 


Hashtags: 


#EndOpioids #YourVoiceYourFuture #BeatOpioids #SaveALife


 


Click Here for Full Instructions & Contact Info 

Find Your New Representatives

Contact Newly Elected Representatives

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 Reach out to your newly elected  representatives before they are sworn in on January 2nd. 


Introduce yourself and let them know what is happening to thousands of their future constituents so they are prepared to make it their top priority as soon as they get to Washington DC.    


Please CLICK BELOW to see if  you   have newly elected (incoming) U.S, Representatives/Senators in your State and District.


We have also included a handy form letter you can use to email each of them. 


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HAVE YOU SUBMITTED YOUR RESPONSE TO THE PMTF YET?

Hurry, the DEADLINE is April 1st

The April 1st  DEADLINE to submit your responses to the HHS PAIN MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE is fast approaching!! The Task Force is counting on us to help them submit their FINAL REPORT to Congress which will ultimately become our National Pain Policy.  


Please see the FULL INSTRUCTIONS & TIPS below. 


Click Here to Submit Your Comment NOW

HHS PAIN MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE MEETING CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS OPIOID CRISIS FEDERAL DOCKET

*ACTION ALERT* HHS PAIN MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE REPORT

HHS Needs Your Input


Pain Management Task Force Draft Report


As required by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA), the public has an opportunity to provide comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations (Draft Report) during this 90 day public comment period.  


The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force developed the Draft Report which identified gaps or inconsistencies, and proposed updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain as required by CARA.


Click Here To View Draft Report:

Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations 


This draft report describes preliminary recommendations of the Task Force that will be finalized and submitted to Congress in 2019, following a 90-day public comment period. 



How to Submit Your Comments:


Please click below to review the full details and instructions before submitting your response to the Task Force Report. 


Information & Instructions 


2019 Incoming U.S. Representatives

Contact Newly Elected Representatives

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 Reach out to your newly elected  representatives.


Introduce yourself and let them know what is happening to thousands of their future constituents so they make it their top priority.


Please CLICK BELOW to see if  you have newly elected (incoming) U.S, Representatives/Senators in your State and District.


We have also included a handy form letter you can use to email each of them. 


You can also use this ALL IN ONE phone script to get your point across. 

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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


Hubert H. Humphrey Building - The Great Hall
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.


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.


Registration


Registration: Members of the public are invited to register to attend in person or by webcast. 


In-person registration for the meeting will be available during the meeting on May 9 and 10, 2019.


Please register using one of the following links:




AGENDA & WEBCAST:


Link to WEBCAST



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). 


CLICK HERE FOR FULL AGENDA 

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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


Hubert H. Humphrey Building - The Great Hall
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.


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.


Registration


Registration: Members of the public are invited to register to attend in person or by webcast. 


Please click on the registration button below and complete all required fields. 

Online registration for in-person attendance will close on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. 


In-person registration for the meeting will be available during the meeting on May 9 and 10, 2019.


Please register using one of the following links:


Individuals who need special assistance, such as a sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should indicate the accommodation when registering or notify the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health by email at paintaskforce@hhs.gov by April 30, 2019. The subject line of the e-mail should read "PMTF Meeting Accommodations."


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.

If you plan to attend in-person:



Public Comments

Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting on May 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  


Public comments made during the meeting will be limited to three minutes per person to ensure time is allotted for all those wishing to speak.  


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Online  Comments:

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


Written comments should not exceed one page in length.

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NIH PAIN CONSORTIUM SYMPOSIUM

Watch Webcast Archives

14th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium


May 30 -  31, 2019


Watch Webcast Archives 


Day 1

https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?27584


Day 2
https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?27585

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FDA Advisory Meeting High Dose Opioids

WATCH WEBCAST HERE

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced  that the agency will be holding a public advisory committee meeting on June 11 and 12 to discuss safety concerns that have been raised concerning the safe prescribing and use of the higher-range doses of opioids. 

The meeting will be held on 

June 11, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 

June 12, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The FDA meeting will include a discussion about:


  • the specific clinical use of higher product strengths and daily doses and medical situations that may warrant pain management with these medications as well as factors influencing prescribing practices;
  • identifying specific patient populations for whom there may be clear benefits in prescribing these medications at higher doses;
  • the magnitude and frequency of harms associated with opioid analgesics at higher product strengths and daily doses, relative to lower strengths and daily doses, including the role of opioid dose in adverse health outcomes in both patients and in others who may access the drugs – such as those at risk of developing addiction or experiencing a fatal overdose;
  • potential FDA actions that may address these issues, as well as the expected impact any such actions may have on patients and public health more broadly.


The FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than two business days before the meeting.

Submit Your Comments


Comments received by June 30, 2019 will be taken into consideration by FDA.


https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2019-N-1646-0001


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FDA Advisory Meeting High Dose Opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced  that the agency will be holding a public advisory committee meeting on June 11 and 12 to discuss safety concerns that have been raised concerning the safe prescribing and use of the higher-range doses of opioids. 

The meeting will be held on 

June 11, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 

June 12, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The FDA meeting will include a discussion about:


  • the specific clinical use of higher product strengths and daily doses and medical situations that may warrant pain management with these medications as well as factors influencing prescribing practices;
  • identifying specific patient populations for whom there may be clear benefits in prescribing these medications at higher doses;
  • the magnitude and frequency of harms associated with opioid analgesics at higher product strengths and daily doses, relative to lower strengths and daily doses, including the role of opioid dose in adverse health outcomes in both patients and in others who may access the drugs – such as those at risk of developing addiction or experiencing a fatal overdose;
  • potential FDA actions that may address these issues, as well as the expected impact any such actions may have on patients and public health more broadly.


The FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than two business days before the meeting.

Submit Your Comments

Comments received on or before May 28, 2019 will be provided to the committees. Comments received after that date but by June 30, 2019 will be taken into consideration by FDA.



https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2019-N-1646-0001

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This Could Help ALL States

Call to Action:

Please read this letter/article from Missouri State Representative Mike Moon HERE


He is requesting the Missouri governor to pay attention to the facts and the science about PMPs and to not enact it in Missouri.  He is urging EVERYONE to call or email the Missouri Governors office in support of his suggestions.


This amazing state Representative believes that we should allow Doctors to treat their patients without over-reach and is asking for those protections. 


Let’s all encourage the Governors office to turn Missouri into a model state for treating pain patients!

Please CLICK HERE for Study from Dr. Lilly

CALL or EMAIL Governor Parson NOW!

Will you, please take time to contact Governor Parson to request a full rescinding of Executive Order 17-18?  Please urge him to restore the physician’s ability to treat their patients in a manner that’s best for the patient.  In addition, encourage Governor Parson to focus on (and fund) controlling illegal drugs (wherein the real problem lies).   


Please, make the call or email Governor Parson NOW!


Governor Parson’s contact information:             

Phone: 573-751-3222             

E-mail: mo.gov/contact-us             


CLICK BELOW TO SEND YOUR MESSAGE:

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NIH PAIN CONSORTIUM SYMPOSIUM

14th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium


May 30 -  31, 2019


Masur Auditorium and FAES Terrace
Building 10, NIH Campus

Bethesda, Maryland 


The Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 and
concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31.


Full Information Here:

http://youreventinfo.org/PainConsortiumSymposium2019/index.html

Register to attend in-person or Webcast:

Registration Dates

Pre-conference registration will stay open
through Thursday, May 23, 2019


Click BELOW to Register 

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**URGENT ACTION ALERT**

Call to schedule a meeting with YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

U.S. CONGRESS WILL BE ON BREAK 

FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST. 


The upcoming August recess is a great opportunity for you to set up a private meeting with your members of Congress or to attend any local Events (Town Hall Meetings,  Meet & Greets,  Campaign Events,  etc.) to address our cause.   


CLICK HERE TO LOCATE YOUR STATE & FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES 


You can find upcoming events in your State HERE: https://indivisible.org/events


Please let us know if you need assistance setting up a meeting or if you'd like a packet of materials to bring along. 


Legislative Outreach Kit

Instructions ,  Tips, and Links to locate & Contact Your State and Federal Representatives & Regulatory Agencies


 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