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  • Don't Punish Pain Rally Retains Representation for Legislative Efforts

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    With the support of Don't Punish Pain Rally members, the Doctor Patient Forum has retained the services of the Mayforth Group to plan and support legislative efforts designed to bring greater awareness to state and federal legislators on the difficulties facing the chronic pain community on accessing honest and responsible healthcare. Most chronic pain patients are honest and compliant in the use of opioids for chronic pain conditions. Those who have required opioids in the past or may need them in the future deserve the same unbiased access to healthcare other Americans receive. The chronic pain community should not be viewed or treated like those who abuse opioids recreationally. Those individuals who need them, need them to be functional so they can remain, productive members of society, paying into our system to support efforts for the responsible use of opioids, discourage their abuse, and help those who fall prey to addiction, return to sober living. 

    DPPR is publishing this proposal from the Mayforth Group to keep its members informed on these important issues.

  • State-by-State Summary of Opioid Prescribing Regulations and Guidelines

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    This post is meant to be a guide or resource for individuals searching for information on laws and regulations in their state which govern the practice of pain management and prescribing of controlled substances. This is a work in progress and with 50 States, there are several hundred documents which must be tracked down. If you have a pressing matter which needs immediate assistance for a specific state, contact Randall Carter or Caludia Merandi on the DPPR website or via email at CERGM. Links provided in this post were current as of Janruary 2020, some document links in the table below, may have broken links, primarily because states change document locations frequently, which result in a dead links. If you find information not included in this post and wish to share it, follow the links above to forward that information.