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In The News

  • High-level pain management task force accepting public comment

  • The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force is a new, high-level federal think-tank consisting of 28 appointees, including Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Policy and Advocacy for U.S. Pain Foundation.

    Overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the task force has been charged with the following:

    Propose updates to pain management best practices

    • Issue recommendations that address gaps or inconsistencies for managing chronic and acute pain
    • Provide the public with an opportunity to comment on any proposed updates and recommendations
    • Develop a strategy for disseminating such proposed updates and recommendations to relevant Federal agencies and general public
    • Provide expert advice and recommendations for pain management and prescribing pain medication

    Take Action: Submit Comments from the Patient Perspective

    As part of its inaugural meeting on May 30 and 31, the task force is accepting comments in person, via webcast, and online. Written comments can be submitted online through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and are due by May 25.

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  • Pain Warrior of the Month: Robert Thoms

  • City & State: Wasilla, Alaska
    Age: 73 years old
    Pain Warrior role: Advocate since 2015
    What type of health conditions do you live with: Robert was wounded 6 times in Vietnam causing severe chronic pain. He also has rheumatoid arthritis and had surgery for bladder and prostate cancer 3 weeks ago.
    What is your favorite tip for others with chronic pain: “I have faith in my Creator”
    Fun fact about you: “I am portrayed in a new exhibit at the Newseumby Time-Life photographer John Olson, currently in Washington D.C.”

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  • Medical cannabis INvisible Project released

  • With the release of its eighth edition of the INvisible Project on April 15, U.S. Pain is tackling the stigma of medical cannabis. The issue features the raw but often inspiring stories and photos of 10 individuals using cannabis to help manage their chronic health issues.

    The INvisible Project was first published in 2010 as a way to create more awareness about the trials and triumphs of people living with pain. Last year, an estimated 65,000 copies were distributed. Patients’ stories are also featured on displays, which are then exhibited at conferences and events across the country.

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PROGRAMS

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INvisible Project

The INvisible Project uses photography and story to illustrate the struggles of those living with pain and chronic medical conditions.

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Learn About Your Pain

Learn about Your Pain is a comprehensive guide to the multitude of conditions that cause pain.

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Take Control Of Your Pain

Take Control Of Your Pain are patient-education days for pain warriors and care champions to learn tools to empower them to take control of their personal pain and medical journeys.

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Pain Medicine 411

Pain Medicine 411 shares credible information regarding medication safety.

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An organization created by people with pain for people with pain, U.S. Pain recognizes and validates the challenges 100 million Americans endure every day. We therefore strive to be the leading source of support for care champions and those living with pain conditions.

U.S. Pain is here to offer hope, present information, share stories and honor those whose lives have been affected by pain.