WHO WE ARE
We are a group of citizens, who have, in one way or another, been affected by a major change in the medical practice of prescribing opioids (narcotics) for pain. We are made up of Family & Friends, who have suffered the effects of addiction and in many cases death from inappropriate applications of prescription opioids. We are made up of Doctors, who are concerned with establishing safe practices for prescribing opioids for patients. We are made up of Patients, who need a safe and responsible way to take their medications.
We are Citizen Advocates, who want a better way to deliver pain relief to those in pain without causing harm to the general public.
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
We advocate for all changes that will bring an end to the current public health crisis created by a massive amount of prescription opioids in our cabinets and on our streets. We hope to communicate with the leaders of the organizations who can influence the prescribing practices of physicians. We hope to communicate with the legislative authorities who can implement the needed changes. We want to educate the public on the issues of this subject, so that they can use this information to protect their lives and the lives of their families.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS
To end the epidemic of death and addiction caused by prescription narcotic drugs by ensuring that opioids are regulated, marketed, prescribed and used in an evidence-based manner.
PLEASE JOIN US!!
Below is our open letter to Congress. Please read it, and if you agree that the United States Congress should take action, please write your congress person.
AN OPEN LETTER & CALL TO ACTION
MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS
CALL TO ACTION:
Stop the Death and Addiction from Prescribed Painkillers
To the right is a brochure on responsible opioid prescribing, authored by a distinguished group of medical professionals in February 2011. It is a "must read" for all physicians who treat chronic non-cacer pain.
Below is a video on prescribing opioids, with interviews of highly respected physicians in this field.
We believe everyone should read and watch these two important medical tools for understanding the crisis we are facing with the overprescribing and inappropriate use of opioids for the management of chronic non-cancer pain.
Please share this information with everyone who you think will benefit from this important resource. Both the brochure and video were created by physicians and researchers in the field of pain management and addiction.
Click below for excerpt(s) from an important documentary produced by New York Academy of Medicine, about prescription opioids. Interviews conducted by Dr. Andrew Kolodny. Chapter I: Risk of Addiction:
Please share this information with everyone, who you think will benefit from it's content. Both the brocure and video were created by physicians and researchers in the field of pain management and addiction. Click each Link below to see all 3 Chapters.
Chapter II: High Dose Opioid Therapy:
Chapter III: Discontinuing Chronic Opioid Therapy
Chapter I: Risk of Addiction: