Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain (ATIP)


The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain (ATIPUSA) 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.

ATIPUSA on Facebook

Twitter:  @TheATIPUSA

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.  

Update February 8, 2018

Dear Members, Friends, and Associates

This will announce that the Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain is expanding our online presence and reach.  Please bookmark the following locations.  Feel free to explore them and pass them to others.

Regards and well wishes,

Richard A. “Red” Lawhern, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Corresponding Secretary,
Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain
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