Is there anyone, or any group, capable and willing to take on the doctors, as a group, who are responsible for denying us ongoing opiate prescriptions for appropriate, adequate, treatment of moderate to severe, long term chronic pain?
I view doctors as the people, who if they were willing to organize and become politically active, could stop the DEA intrusion into our medical care. I understand that doctors are concerned, as individuals, with their licenses. However, as a group, if they would stop behaving like cowards, they have the AMA, even if they are not members, and other professional organizations, that control control considerable political power and lobbyists in Washington D.C.
Pain patients can and do, constantly call, sign petitions and write to their President, Congress Members and Senators, but we have achieved no results. Pain patients face the DEA and the DOJ , who have instituted a War on Pain Patients because they have failed to win their unwinnable War on Drugs. This means that chronic pain patients have a political problem. Political problems require politicsl solutions.
Pain Relief Network is the only organization that has recognized and attempted to address this problem. However, IMO, their strategy failed because it was incorrect.
I want to do something different, but I am very ill and would need a lot of help. I am especially looking for pragmatic political activists and advocates with legal, medical, IT, professional writing or political knowlege and experience, to fight hard for the civil rights of chronic pain patients.
Anyone interested can PM me here.
Published On: April 09, 2010