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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 Diisease 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.

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

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)