CALL TO ACTION! Comment on #PainManagement Task Force Report

22 Mar

Attention ALL Members of the Pain Community: *YOUR* HELP is Urgently Needed!

Your chance to share feedback on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies & Recommendations is coming to a close.

By April 1st 2019, please read the Draft Report & share your feedback!

If you’re a patient, pharmacist, doctor, nurse, caregiver, loved one, etc — PLEASE SHARE YOUR COMMENTS ASAP, using the simple steps below…

The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force developed the Draft Report, identifying gaps or inconsistencies in pain care, They also proposed updates to best practices/recommendations for pain management, including chronic & acute pain.

Why Should I Comment?

If you don’t tell the Dept of Health & Human Services (HHS) how *YOU* feel, important feedback from people like us will not be heard.

The Issue: Since 2016, there has been a disturbing trend. The CDC, DEA, State Medical Board’s & health insurance companies are all actively trying to keep medically-necessary pain relieving prescriptions out of the hands of seriously chronically ill patients.

WE MUST PUT A STOP TO THIS—PEOPLE ARE DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS! Some die writhing in pain via heart attack or stroke, due to the unbearable levels of pain they’re experiencing. Sadly, most people are dying via suicide, when the misery of untreated pain becomes too great.

WHAT TO DO:

Step 1. Read It: https://is.gd/2019HHSpdf

Step 2. Share *YOUR* Comments:

* Direct link: https://is.gd/2019HHSpdf

* Email: paintaskforce

* Mail:

U.S. Dept of Health & Human Svcs

Office of Asst Secretary for Health

200 Independence Ave SW, Rm 736E

Attn Alicia Richmond Scott—Task Force

Washington DC 20201

Comments are preferred via direct link vs email or post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If direct link fails to fully open (https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=HHS-OS-2018-0027-0001), reload your browser in *Desktop* Mode, especially if you’re on a mobile device & using Firefox.

YES! Feel free to copy/paste this info on your own site or via social media. #SharingIsCaring.

THANK YOU! ~Heather Grace

TheIPJ.com • IG @MsHeatherGrace • Twitter @IntractablePain

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