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 Step-by-step instructions on how to advocate for a loved one who is in the hospital (pdf)

 Sample letter to Congress or legislators regarding the CDC Guidelines and the conflicts of interest of the co-author, Roger Chou.

 How to start the process of getting legislation passed in your state

A list of important studies, articles, interviews, podcasts, etc.

Table of recent studies, research, and statistics showing overdoses, rate of addiction, PDMP use, etc. (useful when speaking to legislators, media, doctors, etc.)


Sample letter to Congress or legislators regarding the CDC Guidelines and the conflicts of interest of the co-author, Roger Chou

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How to start the process of getting legislation passed in your state

  • Click here to find out who your local representative is.
  • Research your state to see what the current prescribing laws are because you will need to create legislation based on what already exists.  
  • Ask if they will sponsor a bill to protect chronic pain patients and doctors
  • Show them the legislation in: Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island to give them some ideas of what other states are doing.

A list of important studies, articles, interviews, podcasts, etc.

Here are links to important helpful studies, articles, podcasts, interviews to help you when talking to legislators, media, doctors, etc. These are about the false narrative, the litigation narrative, PDMP, NarxCare, CDC Guidelines, PROP, Conflicts Of Interest, etc.

We will add new links as they come out.

The Opioid Crackdown Leaves Chronic Pain Patients In Limbo - The Hill

Greg Gutfeld: We Should Legalize Drugs And Here's Why - Fox News

Pain Med Prescriptions Did Not Cause The Opioid Epidemic, Courts Rule - Las Vegas news, George Knapp interviews Dr. Dan Laird

Against The Pain: The Opioid Crisis and Medication Access - NPR, radio show

PROP's Disproportionate Influence On U.S. Opioid Policy: The Harms Of Intended Consequences - Pallimed

Roger Chou's Undisclosed Conflicts Of Interest: How The CDC's 2016 Guideline For Prescribing Opioids Lost It's Clinical And Professional Integrity - Pallimed

The Pain Was Unbearable So Why Did Doctors Turn Her Away? - Wired

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Effects On Opioid Prescribing And Drug overdose Mortality - Reason

Dosing Discrimination: Regulating PDMP Risk Scores -  Law Journal

How Fear, Misinformation, Stigma Have Devastated US Pain Patients - Filter 

Physician Convicted Of Illegally Prescribing Opioids Says The DEA  Has Turned Doctoring Into 'Another Aspect Of The War On Drugs.' - Chicago Tribune

How Drug Warriors Made The 'Opioid Epidemic' Deadlier- Reason

If Lawmakers Really Want To "Follow The Science" They Will Repeal Codified Opioid Guidelines - Cato Institute

A New Study Finds No Relationship Between Opioid Prescriptions And Unintentional Injury Deaths - Reason

ASA Urges Changes To Draft Updated CDC Guideline For Prescribing Opioids - ASA

Time To Revamp CDC's Problematic 2016 Opioid Rx Guideline  - AMA

A New Study Finds That Reducing Pain Medication is Associated With An Increased Risk Of Overdose And Suicide - Reason


Table of recent studies, research, and statistics showing overdoses, rate of addiction, PDMP use, etc. (useful when speaking to legislators, media, doctors, etc.)

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