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Claudia MerandiClaudia Merandi, 51, is the founder of the national "Don't Punish Pain Rally Organization". Claudia, a retired court reporter/self published author is from East Providence, Rhode Island. 

As a person living with severe Crohn's Disease since a child, she witnessed first-hand the challenges a person with pain encounters when trying to obtain adequate pain management.

Claudia, in 2017, created the Don't Punish Pain Rally organization focusing on organizing protests/rallies throughout the country for people with pain who could no longer access pain management due to the 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines. She started with five members. Today, there's thousand of members across the country. There's chapters in Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Claudia remains vigilant in bringing awareness to the anti-opioid crusaders who are profiting off the overdosing epidemic. Organizations such as PROP/PharmedOut/FedUp/Shatterproof are profiting off people who have lost loved ones to an overdose. These anti-opioid crusaders have fueled the opioid crisis/overdosing nationwide by misleading governmental officials with false data/opinions, while making millions off the backs of both addictions and the pain community.  

Today, Claudia works with doctors, throughout the country, who have been targeted unfairly by governmental agencies and medical boards. She can be reached at cmerandi1@cox.net.


Books published by Claudia Merandi

Dotty on the Potty by Claudia Merandi

Crohn's: The Other 'C' Word: Crohn's Disease, Court Reporting, and Custody Battles (E-Book)