Together with several of his colleagues in the battle for pain patients’ rights, Richard “Red” Lawhern, Ph.D. recently unveiled a new organization,
This is a group of and for people willing to take an active part in changing the rules about pain treatment in this country, starting with lobbying to reject/repeal/replace the unscientific and biased CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline.
If you’re looking for a way to make your voice heard, ATIP can help you channel it effectively.
If you’re looking for unbiased and accurate information about the supposed “opioid crisis”, ATIP can provide it.
If you’re looking for a support group… this is not it.
But if you’re looking to make a difference…
“It’s time to do something different, and the Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain needs YOUR help, your FAMILY MEMBERS’ help, and your FRIENDS help to do it.”
Instead of writing letters, it’s time to talk in person with our State and Federal legislators and their staffs.
You will not be alone or unsupported in this effort. The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain will provide you information and backup. We will support you with expert interviews in radio or other media. We’ll talk to you by phone to help you prepare.
We want you or your family members to make a commitment to doing the following:
- Look up the phone numbers and locations of the nearest local offices of your Senators and Congressional Representative.
- Call the office and ask to schedule an in-person appointment with the local office director or other staff member to talk. Ask for 30 minutes with the staff member.
ATIP has information for:
- What to say – Initial Contact
- The Meeting/Conference Call
The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain is an advocacy and action group. We are working for repeal and revision of the 2016 CDC Opioid Prescription Guidelines. We seek to promote a major redirection of US public policy concerning opioid addiction and the medical treatment of intractable pain.
We number among our members, Dr Forest Tennant, Editor Emeritus for Practical Pain Management, Dr. Stefan Kercesz MD, Dr Thomas Kline MD, Steven Hensen MD, Margaret Aranda MD, Steve Ariens, PharmD, Jeff Fudin, PharmD, Terri A Lewis, Ph.D., Richard (Red) Lawhern, Ph.D. and Josh Bloom, Ph.D..
Our physicians and pharmacists are joined by registered nurses, healthcare writers, social media support group leaders, knowledgeable patients and family members.
We are actively recruiting medical professionals, pain patients and family members for in-person lobbying of legislative staffs at local, State, and Federal level.
We support such efforts with training materials, scripts and coaching, as well as outreach efforts to influence media producers and news editors to interview our members.
For more information, see:
This may be the only pain patient advocacy group that takes no money from pharma (or anyone else).