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Pain Warriors Unite

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

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The Practice of Medicine has Been Hijacked by the Government

Our country's compassionate Health Care Providers are under attack and  being scrutinized by State & Federal Regulators,  Law Enforcement,  and Policy Makers. 


We need ALL Health Care Professionals  to join our movement to restore the sacred doctor patient relationship, patient autonomy, and help implement  balanced policies that focus on  individualized treatment based on each patients complexities and specific needs. 


April 20, 2019


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American Medical Association Resources

Important Updates, Reports  Resolutions on 

Opioid Prescribing 



AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report

American Medical Association

The 2019 progress report highlights physician action and the immediate need for policymakers to focus on removing barriers to evidence-based treatment.

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2019 Recommendations of the AMA Opioid Task Force

American Medical Association

New recommendations that urge policymakers to protect patients’ access to evidence-based treatment, remove barriers to comprehensive pain care.

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New Opioid Analgesics Complimentary Education

American Society of Anesthesiologists

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Pain Management

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Discover how physician anesthesiologists can help you safely and effectively manage pain from surgery, injury, labor or chronic conditions.

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Considerations for Long-Term Opioid Use in Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain Conditions

American Society of Anesthesiologists

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Ensuring Emergency Department Patient Access to Appropriate Pain Treatment

American College of Emergency Physicians

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Pain Management Program 2018 Update

American Society of Clinical Oncology

This program will cover topics in Pain Management including: Pain Assessment, Opioid Titration, Understanding and Managing Adverse Effects of Opioid Analgesics, and Achieving Balance: Under or Overtreatment of Pain in Oncology.

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Center for Quality: Chronic Pain and Safe Opioid Prescribing
American College of Physicians
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CME: Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
American College of Physicians
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Physicians Call on Politicians to End Political Interference

Frontline Physicians Call on Politicians to End Political Interference in the Delivery of Evidence Based Medicine


Our organizations are firmly opposed to efforts in state legislatures across the United States that inappropriately interfere with the patient-physician relationship, unnecessarily regulate the evidence-based practice of medicine and, in some cases, even criminalize physicians who deliver safe, legal, and necessary medical care.


Our organizations represent more than 560,000 physicians and medical students serving on the front-lines of health care. We care for patients in communities across America over the course of their lives, including when they need to make critical decisions about their futures and families. The insertion of politics between patients and their physicians undermines the foundation of trust this relationship is built on and inhibits the delivery of safe, timely, and comprehensive care. Outside interference endangers our patients’ health by limiting, and sometimes altogether eliminating, access to medically accurate information and to the full range of health care.


Physicians should never face imprisonment or other penalties for providing necessary care. These laws force physicians to decide between their patients and facing criminal proceedings. Physicians must be able to practice medicine that is informed by their years of medical education, training, experience, and the available evidence, freely and without threat of criminal punishment.


Our health care system faces many challenges. We call on policymakers to partner with us to advance policies that protect the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, expand access to timely, evidence-based health care, and eliminate health disparities in our nation.


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Compliance

List of Significant Guidance Documents of the Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division



  • Mid-Level Practitioner's Manual: An Informational Outline of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (January, 1993) (Under Revision - Refer to the Pharmacist's Manual for general guidance. If you have a specific question, contact your Local Diversion Field Office for assistance).







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Protect Your Practice While Protecting Your Patients

Navigating New Opioid Prescribing Requirements: Practical Legal Advice for PCPs & Pain Specialists


By Angie Drakulich, Managing Editor

With presentations from Lynn Webster, MD, and Michael Barnes, Esq


Perhaps one of the most well-attended sessions at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine was a unique presentation featuring Lynn Webster, MD, and Michael Barnes, Esq, on how changes in legislation and litigation are affecting patient care. The duo provided an engaging back-and-forth dialogue in which Dr. Webster posed common, but perhaps unvoiced, questions living in the minds of pain practitioners today, and Dr. Barnes offered a legal response.* Presented in the context of the United States’ declared national public health emergency on opioids, an increase in DEA investigations into physicians working with chronic pain patients, and a slew of legal shifts, the session provided practical recommendations for today’s healthcare provider who may be concerned about opioid prescribing.


 Read full Article Below 

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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. 

Medical Associations & More

About the American Academy of Family Physicians

Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits -- that’s 192 million visits annually or 48 percent more than the next most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.familydoctor.org.(www.familydoctor.org.)


About the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org(www.aap.org) and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds.


About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians(www.acponline.org) is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 152,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter(twitter.com) and Facebook(www.facebook.com).


About the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation's leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion.


About the American Osteopathic Association  The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. To learn more about DOs and the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, visit www.DoctorsThatDO.org(doctorsthatdo.org).


About the American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 38,500 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information please visit www.psychiatry.org(www.psychiatry.org).


Other Websites


































American Academy of Pain Medicine

Address:

4700 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025

Phone :

847-375-4731 I Fax: 847-375-6477

Email :

info@painmed.org


American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound

Address:

6 Virginia Road
North Reading, MA 01864

Phone :

480-442-2768 I Fax: 978-207-1293


American Society of Anesthesiologists

Address:

520 N. Northwest Highway,
Park Ridge, IL 60068-2573

Phone :

(847) 825-5586 I Fax: (847) 825-1692

Email :  communications@asahq.org


American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Address:

81 Lakeview Drive, Paducah, KY 42001

Phone :

270.554.9412 I Fax: 270.554.5394

Email :  asipp@asipp.org


American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Address:

239 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1714,
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Phone :

412-471-2718


International Anesthesia research Society

Address:

100 Pine Street
Suite 230
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone :

415-296-6900 I Fax: 415-296-6901

Email :  info@iars.org


Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia

Address:

520 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-2573

Phone :

847-825-5586 I Fax: 847-825-5658

Email :

SAMBA@asahq.org


Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

Address:

6737 West Washington Street Suite 1300
Milwaukee, WI 53214

Phone :

414-389-8611 I Fax: 414-276-7704

Email :

soap@soap.org


Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Address:

209 Dickens Rd, Richmond, VA 23230-2005

Phone :

804-282-0084 I Fax: 804-282-0090

Email :

sca@societyhq.com


The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

Address:

2209 Dickens Road, Richmond, VA 23230-2005

Phone :

804-282-9780 I Fax: 804-282-0090

Email :

spa@societyhq.com



Professional Membership Groups


AHE is the membership community of choice for health care environmental services; providing education, information, and resources necessary for its members to be the recognized authority for strategic leadership in cleaning and disinfection, environmental infection prevention, waste management and laundry operations.


AHRMM is the premier membership group for health care supply chain professionals. AHRMM strives to provide the education, information, and resources necessary for its members to remain at the top of their field.


AHVRP, a professional membership group of the AHA, is the premier professional membership society for health care volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines.

ASHE members form a community of essential partners and leaders in the field collaborating to create an optimal environment for patient healing through health care planning, design, construction and facility management.

ASHHRA represents the human side of health care and leads the way for human resources professionals to become more effective, valued, and credible leaders in the health care field.

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has approximately 6,000 members representing health care risk management, patient safety, risk financing and other related professions.

SHSMD is the preeminent professional organization leading, connecting, and serving professionals at all levels of the health care strategy disciplines: marketing, public relations, communications, strategic planning, physician relations and business development.

Other Individual Membership Organizations

The American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, provides education and thought leadership for emerging nurse leaders, nurse managers, nurse directors and nurse executives.

The AHA Physician Alliance strengthens the voice of physician leaders in health policy and practice while providing tools and resources to lead well, be well and care well. Connecting hospital and health system leadership through education, technical assistance and collaboratively advancing excellence in the health of patients, their families, and communities, the Alliance is the place for physicians to unite in leadership.

The Association for Community Health Improvement, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is the premier national association for community health, community benefit and population health professionals. We provide educational resources and tools, professional development and networking opportunities to help health leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving community health goals.

As the only organization devoted exclusively to managing health equity, diversity and inclusion in the health care field, the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity is in a unique position to help your organization plan for a more diverse future while providing the tools to meet today’s challenges. Its resources are available to AHA institutional members as part of their membership. Personal memberships also may be purchased for non-hospital entities and students.

AHA Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

The CAPC provides health care professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. Located at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness.

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