I got this from another site I subscribed to. It’s called Pain Network News. They are putting together a group of pain patients, pain doctors and many other people to try to represent our side of the opiate fight in our country. Many of the decisions have been made about our medications without the input of pain doctors, nurses, ER doctors, or pain patients themselves. Now they’re asking for people to apply that would like to speak on our behalf. If you are interested this is the article that explains what to do. I’m not sure if the link will work but I added one to the Pain Network putting this together. Maybe one of the moderators can help me with that. I can email people in the email I got explaining it all if you’re interested and want to put out how to contact you. It might be something that we could help with. Jennifer
Like many chronic pain patients, Rob Hale has seen his opioid dose cut back severely in the last year — so much in fact that he’s been rushed to the ER twice and nearly died from the health consequences of untreated pain. “Why are they doing this to us?” Rob asks. “They are killing us off.”
Anti-opioid activists have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban high dose opioid painkillers — the very kind Rob Hale was taking. If approved, the ban would include some OxyContin tablets.
Would you like to give a piece of your mind to the federal government about how it treats pain patients? Here’s your chance. A new task force is being formed to advise the government about pain care — and they’re looking for pain patients and pain management experts to serve on the panel.
Guest columnist and pain sufferer Mary Cremer needs opioid medication to keep working and stay off disability. Mary wants people to know that she’s a drug user — but NOT a drug abuser.
Researchers have discovered a non-opioid pain reliever that appears to be very effective in treating neuropathy, without the side effects of drugs now used to treat the condition.
Is your spouse a pain in the neck? Don’t laugh — a new study shows that spouses who are quick to criticize make their partner’s back pain worse.
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