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Chronic Pain, It is Real and We Need Your Support

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Over 100 million people suffer from chronic pain in the U.S. and the number is growing. More and more physicians and practitioners are turning patients away, cutting back on their dosing, or stopping their pain medications all together. We are seeking your support to alleviate the stigma attached to chronic pain sufferers and our right to treatment without discrimination. We would like to see a bill enacted that would make it unlawful for physicians and practitioners to turn away patients who suffer with chronic pain.

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2 days ago
Bobby P. from Maysville, NC signed.
just now
scott b. from andreas, PA writes:
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I support this
3 days ago
Rev Joriki B. from Andreas, PA signed.
January 6, 2017
Tina K. from Murphy, NC writes:
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I am a chronic pain patient. I support this petition for help.
January 2, 2017
David W. from FLORA, IL signed.
1 month ago
Andrew M. from Big Rapids, MI writes:
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I am a victim of this discrimination as well and I completely support this petition!
November 17, 2016
Willie S. from Coeburn, VA signed.
2 months ago
Someone from lewisburg, TN writes:
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Weed out the drug abusers and help those of us who actually need it. Stop hurting us and help us, most of us actually need these meds!
October 21, 2016
Lisa S. from Mount Clemens, MI writes:
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The governments interference in how doctors treat chronic pain should have NEVER HAPPENED. I am a 2 time cancer survivor with residual pain problems from radiation and surgically induced nerve pain. Before my cancer, I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Anyone who has Fibro sure knows how horrible it can be. But now with the additional pain troubles I have, the lowering of my dosages is a death sentence. Believe me, Ihad tried all other routes for pain relief, nerve blocks nerve cauterization, PT, swim therapy, cognitive therapy, and a whole slew of different types of medication to try and manage my pain. Opiates were a last ditch effort to give some sort of quality of life. Even with the meds, I still have trouble functioning. But now that will be gone, and I will become even more of a burden on my family. How do we get the word out for help, how do we petition so our voices can be heard? I see a long dark road ahead, and I don't know if I am willing to travel it.
October 8, 2016
Someone from Munith, MI writes:
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These drugs have helped save my life. By taking these meds away the sucude rate will increase among patient with chronic pain. Heroin addiction will continue no matter what. You have basically led the lambs to slaughter to stop an unstoppable problem. May be the increase in herion abuses is really from medical marijuana? I forget the state's are making a killing off the medical marijuana. I guess all chronic pain patients are faking the pain for the drugs and the chronic pain patients lifes do not matter in society. Let the doctors practice their medicine and stop treating them like criminal