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Pain Warriors Unite

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

Change Starts with YOU

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Please get involved  by completing the latest Calls to Action and Team Tasks below. 


Our collective efforts are making a HUGE difference no matter how big or small. 


We need YOU to take the time to do whatever you can to be victorious in this fight for our LIVES. 

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**URGENT ACTION ALERT**

Call to schedule a meeting with YOUR REPRESENTATIVES


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 

 


CLICK HERE TO LOCATE YOUR STATE & FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES 

Legislative Outreach Kit

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

Click Here
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Human Rights Watch Report Released

***Breaking News ***

IMMEDIATE Action Needed NOW!


Re:  Human Rights Watch Report 



Human Rights Watch has released their 109 page Report entitled: 


“Not Allowed to Be Compassionate”

Chronic Pain, the Overdose Crisis, & Unintended Harms in the U.S. 


This is a significant milestone for pain patients, and gives us the footing to take the necessary steps to actually garner the respect and attention we deserve. 


It will lay the groundwork to ensure that our Policy Makers put protections in place for both physicians and pain patients, and ultimately implement a National Pain Policy to clearly define and stipulate such protections.


We need ALL hands on deck to take immediate action in order to get this Report into the hands of our State and Federal Representatives & Regulatory Agencies.  


 If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to reach out! 

You can Read the Human Rights Watch Report in its entirety here:

Link to Full Report from Human Rights Watch


The Summary of Recommendations (Page 16 & 17) can be found here:

Link to Summary of Recommendations


In order to expedite & use this information to our advantage, we need YOUR help.


CLICK HERE TO  ACCESS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO LOCATE, CALL, & EMAIL YOUR REPS:


Link to  the form Letter Including Links & Detailed Instructions

Click Here For Instructions
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Action Needed - Re: AMA RESOLUTIONS

 **** Attention ALL CPP'S ****


At its interim meeting in late , 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!


CLICK HERE FOR QUICK OVERVIEW OF AMA RESOLUTIONS

Please CLICK BELOW to find out what YOU can do to get this URGENT INFORMATION to your Representatives.



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Latest Calls To Action

Please take action now!

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Tell Congress: Americans have a right to timely access to treatment!


Americans across the country are experiencing significant delays in their access to care due to time-consuming and often unnecessary prior authorization requirements from their health insurance companies. Patients who have spent hard-earned dollars on insurance premiums suddenly find themselves unable to receive necessary medical treatment due to these onerous insurer policies.

The process of prior authorization as it currently stands is overused and inefficient. I urge you to work towards a solution to this problem that will reduce the burdens on both patients and physicians. 


The Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles created by a coalition representing physicians, medical groups, pharmacists, hospitals, and patients outlines key changes needed to protect patients' access to timely care and reduce administrative hassles for health care professionals. We urge you to review the Principles and include these important concepts in prior authorization reform legislation. Americans have a right to timely access to treatment!

Sign the Petition!

Oregon Wants To Remove ALL Opioid Pain Medicines JUST From Medicare Patients

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A group within Oregon Health Authority called HERC has been charged with making decisions for all Medicare recipients. They have decided to remove coverage for Pain Medication based on studies that do not meet federal requirements to be considered FACT.  Email herc.info@state.or.us, put 'VbBS/Chronic Pain' in the subject line and tell them what you think of them discrimating against chronic pain patients on Medicaid.

Learn More!

Opioid Legislation Signed into Law

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 Even though these bills were introduced as a way to help to the portion of our population that suffer from addiction, many  of these laws will alter the way our doctors are ALLOWED to practice medicine.  These measures will HURT pain patients even further!  


CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES NOW!  



TELL THEM TO SPONSOR A PAIN PATIENTS PROTECTION POLICY AND BILL OF RIGHTS. 

CALL YOUR REPS NOW!

Add Your Name to the Community CDC Letter

Sign the Community CDC Letter

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Health Professionals Call on the CDC to Address Misapplication of its Guideline on Opioids for Chronic Pain through Public Clarification and Impact Evaluation


HP3 - Health Professionals for Patients in Pain has Authored a Community Letter to the CDC 


Authors: Health Professionals for Patients in Pain (HP3)


The primary authors are a group of five health professionals who decided to work together on the basis of shared concern. Our effort and this website represent solely our own work and we have not obtained support from biomedical or health interests, or patient advocacy groups.


They are asking Health Professionals, Pain Patients, and Caregivers to support their efforts by signing the Community Letter. 


The formal letter to be signed by health professionals ONLY is here.


If you're NOT a health care professional, please follow the instructions below.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPPORTERS’ SIGNATURES and COMMENTS


Individuals wishing to register their solidarity with this effort, who are NOT health professionals, including patients,  family members & caretakers can sign the Supporters PAGE by adding your information below & we will forward it to be added to the community letter on your behalf.  


PLEASE INCLUDE:

Your Name,  City & State,  Your Condition (i.e. Chronic Pain Patient, Abandoned  Cancer Patient,  Disabled Veteran, Spouse of CPP, Caregiver,  etc.) plus any other information you would like to share including Your Story (Full or Abbreviated Version).


Please enter your information below.

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PLEASE INCLUDE:

Your Name,  City & State,  Your Condition (i.e. Chronic Pain Patient, Abandoned  Cancer Patient,  Disabled Veteran, Spouse of CPP, Caregiver,  etc.) plus any other information you would like to share including Your Story (Full or Abbreviated Version).

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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             


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