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Don't Punish Pain Rally

Saturday, April 07, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Type:
Lawrence Favero
Location Details:
California State Capitol Building - South
1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Don’t Punish Pain Nationwide Rally

Who: Chronically Ill Patients

What: Don’t Punish Pain Nationwide Rally

When: April 7, 2018 12 p.m. EST

Where: State Capitol

City and State: Sacramento, California

The “Don’t Punish Pain Nationwide Rally” will be held in every state on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 12:00pm ET, 11:00am CT, 10:00am MT and 9:00am PT.

“The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain were released in 2016. These guidelines were meant to ONLY provide recommendations for primary care clinicians who prescribe opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.”

After the release of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, millions of chronic pain patients went to follow-up appointments and discovered their provider would no longer treat chronic pain due to the CDC Guidelines.

These patients were compliant patients, who were not abusing their legitimate prescription medications. The vast majority of chronic pain patients have developed good patient/provider relationships with their doctors and use their medications legally and exactly as prescribed.

These health care providers had been prescribing these opioids as part of an overall integrative treatment plan because they knew their patients needed to utilize them. These same health care providers have now removed legitimate patients out of fear of losing their medical licenses or fear of jail time from the DEA. Millions of chronic illness patients found that they were simply dropped from these medications, no safe weaning schedule, the medications were just stopped, period!

This left millions who suffer from chronic illnesses, such as Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, Sickle Cell, Fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Chiari Malformation, Arachnoiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Joint Disease and thousands of other painful illnesses, “homeless” in the medical community. Many in the chronically ill community are disabled from the pain they endure every second, every minute, every hour and every day of their lives. The chronically ill have been expunged from medical care. Veterans, who have fought for our country were told and continue to be told that they would no longer receive opioid pain medications for traumatic battlefield injuries and are left to suffer.

Media hype and false information have the public confused about the difference in legitimate prescribed opioid pain medications and the illegal street drugs, such as illicit fentanyl.

This distinction needs to be made and must be made!

Legitimate pain patients are issuing you, the mainstream media, a challenge to tell the chronic pain patients’ stories!

Please join us in at our “Don’t Punish Pain Rally” for the chronically ill community.

This is a large step in our fight to have the CDC guidelines modified to fit the needs of all Americans.

Together we can make a change and help those in need.

About the Don’t Punish Pain Rally:

Our Mission is to energize the diverse community of people affected by pain by providing a rally for their voices to be heard. We want to help the public understand the difference between legally prescribed opioid medications and illegal illicit street drugs. We need our elected officials to stand up for the 100 million Americans who live with a chronic illness.

Media Contacts

Name: Claudia Merandi
Phone number: (401) 523-0426
Email Address: Cmerandi1 [at]
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 9:36PM
by Lawrence Favero
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