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Pediatric Pain Warriors host online talent show

Webinar recordings available: tips from a PT and COVID-19 coping strategies

Federal appropriations requests submitted

Pain Warrior of the Month: Kelly Ann Lewis (Starfire)

COVID-19: Pain-focused information and resources

An update on COVID-19 and U.S. Pain programs

RI: Take action to increase affordability of medical cannabis

CO: Let’s improve access to PT, OT, acupuncture, and certain pain medications

Kentucky: Two bills to take action on!

2020 state pain policy trends round-up

Learning to lead a meaningful support group

Migraine diseases makes national headlines

U.S. Pain brings 15 pain warriors to Headache on the Hill

U.S. Pain Foundation team members on the move

Pain Warrior of the Month: Charity Schussler

The National Academy of Medicine wants to hear from people with pain

Ways to volunteer with U.S. Pain

Pediatric fundraiser celebrates five years, $110,000 raised

Pain care state bills to follow in 2020

NY: Two exciting bills would help chronic pain community

KY: Bill that would make health plans cover chronic pain treatments yet to be heard

Announcing 2019’s Ambassador of the Year: Ernie Merritt

A Q&A with the newest member of the Board of Directors: Marv Turner

Pediatric Pain Warrior Program reveals new video; Points for Pain game scheduled for Feb. 20

Iowa: Bill that keeps you on your medications headed to hearing 

Take these surveys to help expand understanding of CRPS and chronic migraine disease

U.S. Pain spearheads joint letter to Congress from 30 patient and professional groups

Hearing on medical cannabis important progress; take action to ask for second hearing

A new way to reduce anxiety, stress, poor sleep—and pain

Maine pain warriors: Take action on tax credit for caregivers bill

Summary of FDA listening session on osteoarthritis now available

Your advocacy made a difference in CMS’s recent decision!

Yoga for chronic pain: An interactive class and Q&A

Sign up for a unique, eight-week program for people with pain in Tucson, AZ

Advocates continue to push for hearing on pain management best practices

Living with pain is about celebrating small triumphs.

KNOWvember brings creativity front and center

Ambassador of the Year nominations now open

Pain Warrior of the Month: Elisa Friedlander

Want to encourage medical cannabis research at the federal level?

Pain Connection announces next support group leader training; scholarships available

Third Pediatric Pain Warriors retreat brings together more than 200 attendees

Chronic Pain Patients Pinpoint the Need for Improved Methods to Assess Pain

Survey study reveals improvement needed in pain assessment 

Read U.S. Pain’s letter to the FDA

How should the FDA evaluate new medications for pain?

Pain Warrior of the Month: LaSheila Yates

Pain warriors convene in Dallas for Advocacy Summit

Interim CEO a keynote speaker at American Massage Therapy Association convention

 Volunteers get creative with fundraising

Protect pain patients’ rights in MA

Pain Connection adds two new support groups

Calling all creatives! Take part in our KNOWvember campaign: #ArtThroughPain

U.S. Pain Foundation submits comments to CMS RFI

Baseball fans: tune in to the game this Saturday to catch mention of U.S. Pain

CMS holds public meeting on pain and opioids, seeks public comment by Oct. 11

Next Pediatric Pain Warrior retreat announced; golf fundraiser to be held Oct. 26

Sixth training brings together 20 future support group leaders

#LetsTalkAboutPain creates much-needed conversation

Introducing the newest member of the Board of Directors: Shawn Dickens

Cindy Steinbergs speaks about pain at CMS

Now through Thursday: Win an Enso device ($250 value)

Don’t miss the Pain Awareness Month Storyathon

This Wednesday: learn how you can fight for legislative change

Have you tried kinesiology tape?

Enter by Friday to win a Quell 2.0 device!

Shine Blue for Pain lights up 40 locations

Take our survey about chronic pain

Join our conversation with film director Victoria Suan

30 days. 30 stories.

Cindy Steinberg to speak at CMS meeting

Pain Awareness Month Slideshow, Week 1

Introducing our Pain Awareness Month 2019 sponsor, Thrive Tape

U.S. Pain organizes listening session on osteoarthritis at FDA

U.S. Pain spearheads joint letter to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee

Four days left!

Don’t be shy.

Kids with pain and families attend 2019 summer camp

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jenn Heater

U.S. Pain Foundation reps take part in two national conferences 

INvisible Project: Migraine Edition state house tour stops in Sacramento

U.S. Pain staff member publishes op-ed on cannabis for pain

Encourage CMS to cover acupuncture

Don’t be silent: Speak up about pain this September

Tiny needles, big relief

Update on the Pain Management Best Practices Task Force

INvisible Project state house tour kicks off in RI; next stop: CA

Looking back at National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month 2019

Get involved now with Pain Awareness Month!

Becoming Incurable: host a screening in your hometown!

Pain Warrior of the Month: Sue Ann Stelfox

Next training for support group leaders announced; scholarships available for current volunteers

Do you ever feel like your doctor just doesn’t “get you”?

Kids and families connect at second Pediatric Pain Warrior retreat

INvisible Project: Migraine third edition now available

National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month is here!

Do you have two minutes to fight for better pain care?

The federal report on pain management is finalized. What’s next?

U.S. Pain representatives take part in federal task force’s final meeting

Participate in the final meeting of the federal task force on pain

Do you have drug sensitivities?

FDA, CDC react to harm to pain patients

Pain Warrior of the Month: Angelica “Heidi” Brehm

Pain Connection adds four support groups and new monthly call

Congress introduces step therapy act, state efforts continue

Pain community unites to respond to federal draft report

U.S. Pain unveils new magazine, hosts storytelling workshop at RetreatMigraine

Pain Warrior of the Month: Ernest Merritt III

Pediatric pain warrior retreat registration now open

San Francisco training provides crucial skills for future support group leaders

Recent Points for Pain games raise $5,000 for kids with pain

CPATF submits letter on draft report to HHS Secretary Azar; docket letter planned

Take our survey and be entered to win an Amazon gift card!

Are you struggling to work because of pain?

One month left to comment on federal recommendations on pain

Headache on the Hill brings 160 advocates to Congress

Hearing on pain makes headlines: Let’s keep up the momentum

Learn about the draft report on pain management

Scholarships available for support group leader training in San Francisco

Help us keep the conversation about pain going at a national level

Save the date for the next Pediatric Pain Warrior retreat!

Cindy Steinberg to speak at U.S. Senate hearing on pain management

Announcing the 2018 Ambassador of the Year: Dawn Stancliff!

Become a support group leader

Pain Warrior of the Month: Nancy Harris Bonk

Rare Disease Day is Feb. 28

Should Social Security Disability Insurance change how they consider pain?

Check out new video from the pediatric Disney retreat

Learn about school accommodations for your child

We’re breaking down patient advocacy. Are you in?

High schooler to build on $100,000 raised for children with pain through basketball games Jan. 24 & 29

Webinar now available on new federal guidelines on pain, why they matter and how to weigh in

Deadline to weigh in on federal pain management recommendations is April 1

2016 and 2017 990 Returns and a statement from U.S. Pain Foundation Board of Directors and interim CEO

Here’s to 2019

Federal task force calls for patient-centered, integrated approach to pain care

Understanding constipation with pain medications

Ongoing updates from the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Board of Directors and interim CEO

A statement from U.S. Pain Foundation’s Board of Directors and interim CEO

KNOWvember webinars on pediatric pain now available to watch

Watch now: Chronic pain and the risk of suicide

December’s Pain Warrior of the Month: Lynda Louisa Avallone

INvisible Project: Pediatric second edition published

Midterm elections see increased access to medical cannabis

Fight Gone Bad raises $22,000

U.S. Pain takes part in latest NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee meeting

New study provides more precise data on chronic pain

U.S. Pain hosts first-ever pediatric pain retreat in Disney

Chronic pain and the risk of suicide: A staggering crisis, and what to do about it

Director of State Advocacy speaks on panel about opioids at BIO summit

You shop, U.S. Pain benefits!

Advocacy Network launches online training series

Pain warriors gather in Chicago

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jason Schutz

Cannabis continues to grow backing among lawmakers

Nominations are open for Ambassador of the Year

Getting to know our community

Win prizes, meet experts at free Boston event

Empower your family this KNOWvember

KNOWvember campaign to focus on kids with pain

Thank you for making 2018 Pain Awareness Month a success!

U.S. Pain Director to Serve on Pain Management Design Group

Congress agrees on opioid legislation that will likely pass this week

Learn About Your Pain website update underway

HHS Pain Management Best Practices Task Force holds second meeting

Everything you need to know about clinical trials

Ouchie launches new series highlighting patient voices

Take action to thank Delaware’s Governor for progressive pain legislation

Join us for free events in Boston and Chicago

Survey shows pain patients are interested in nonaddictive pain management options

U.S. Pain focuses newest INvisible Project on osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain

U.S. Pain Foundation awarded project grant from Massage Therapy Foundation

U.S. Pain announces collaboration with Pain Care Labs

Unite with pain warriors this September

Two deadlines this month to contact federal government on chronic pain

Take action on Oregon’s Medicaid proposal

New Illinois law protects families from insurance bait-and-switch

California considers medical cannabis research program

MA passes landmark legislation that includes help for pain patients

Announcing the new U.S. Pain blog, “Remedy”

Four online events about chronic pain this month

Tell Congress: Don’t punish people with pain

Pain warriors unite in speaking out at FDA meeting

Kids find hope, community at 2018 Pediatric Pain Camp

Pain Awareness Month is almost here!

Looking back at 2018 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

2018 Pediatric Pain Camp slideshow

Pain Warrior of the Month: Mia Maysack

“From Ow To Om” explores mindfulness for pain

Patient groups come together to weigh in on HHS prescription costs plan

States beginning to support reimbursement for alternative care

Schedule a meeting with your elected official this summer

Getting to know U.S. Pain’s Interim CEO: Nicole Hemmenway

Learn how to use mindfulness to reduce pain and stress on July 17

Millions in federal funding earmarked for pain research

Bridging the gap between clinicians and patients

A Q&A about national battle over pre-existing conditions with expert and pain ambassador Dania Palanker

Making a difference: Pediatric pain warrior raises money with “Penny Wars for Pain”

Take a seven-minute survey about you and your pain

How self-advocacy can expand beyond your pain journey

September’s Pain Awareness Month puts patient voices in the spotlight

Pain Warrior of the Month: Lisa Davis-Budzinski

Pain Connection hosts support group training in Chicago, IL

Pain Awareness Month preparations have begun

U.S. Pain hosts third annual gala with special guest Karen Duffy

Pain Warrior of the Month: Dr. Sylvia Faircloth

May webinar features Q&A with ChronicBabe

Wrapping up the 2018 state legislative session

The federal government wants to hear from pain patients

ASA names U.S Pain “End Pain, Not Lives” Champion of the Year

Kicking off Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Ouchie offering special rewards for U.S. Pain volunteers

Pain Connection launches new support groups in WA, AZ, CA, and IN

U.S. Pain reps take part in first meeting of major pain task force

INvisible Project: Migraine second edition published

Learn how to thrive with chronic pain on May 15

Pain Warrior of the Month: Robert Thoms

Medical cannabis INvisible Project released

Advocates rally in Connecticut and Illinois for patient safety

Congress hard at work on major new opioid-related legislation

Help support U.S. Pain’s major annual fundraising event

Migraine and headache patients: your action is needed

Two U.S. Pain representatives nominated to major HHS committees

Drive U.S. Pain into first place during #WAAD18

High-level pain management task force accepting public comment

U.S. Pain announces new program, Disney retreat

Volunteers needed to help prepare for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

“How to get the most out of massage” webinar rescheduled for April 12

Pain ambassador’s documentary to debut this month

Still time to take action to increase federal pain spending

Training future support group leaders

U.S. Pain outlines recommendations for CMS

Access to medical cannabis continues to expand across the country

Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala

Be the squeaky, creaky wheel

Becoming Incurable highlights ambassadors, kicks off crowdfunding

Pain warrior of the month: Julian Phillips

Pain Warrior of the Month: JP Summers

Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala date announced

Kids and families: your feedback is needed

U.S. Pain takes to the Capitol with Headache on the Hill

Advocate for medical cannabis in your state with a few clicks

How to get the most out of massage for chronic pain

Ouchie to unveil new app for iPhone and Android

What to expect in state legislation in 2018, and how to get involved

Take action now to fight for medical cannabis access

Help support a landmark pain research funding bill

Apply now to attend the Phoenix support group leader training in March

Pain Warrior of the Month: Breanne Ramos

Two teens making a difference for chronic pain

Rare Disease Day is Feb. 28

Recording available of insurance webinar

U.S. Pain testifies on key bills in MA

Register for the Jan. 16 webinar on insurance issues

Our 2018 resolution is to keep fighting for you

Michele Rice is the Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year

U.S. Pain speaks in favor of MA bill to protect pain assessment

U.S. Pain sponsors film project, “Becoming Incurable”

CrossFit fundraiser raises nearly $18,000

Denied treatment? This resource can help

U.S. Pain and 31 organizations speak out against repeal of patient access act

Rhode Island embraces chiropractic care to curb substance abuse

ACA enrollment deadline: Dec. 15

Group aims to put patients at center of assessing healthcare value

Pain Warrior of the Month: Krista Brack

No-cost charitable giving when you shop with

Five KNOWvember educational webinar recordings available

Director of NIH speaks at top pain policy meeting

Learn about complementary medicine this KNOWvember

New coalition calls for balanced aproach to opioids

Volunteer webinar: “How to talk about pain so your doctor will listen”

#MakeitVisible brings invisible illness to the forefront

Pain Warrior of the Month: Noelle Chelli Lopez

Ambassador of the Year Award nominations open

Partnering with hospitals and clinics to share the U.S. Pain mission

Coalition applauds Florida bill to prevent medication interruptions

New York adds protections for patients on biologics

#DontMix campaign urges caution with meds and alcohol

Understanding the new CVS opioid policy

Medical cannabis webinar recording available

Volunteers raise awareness across the country during PAM

Educating the next generation of physical therapists

Pain Warrior of the Month: Timothy Eli Addo

U.S. Pain goes international

Illinois governor signs network transparency bill into law

Two new online resources available

U.S. Pain announces theme for KNOWvember campaign

Join the #MakeItVisible movement

Watch U.S. Pain’s president and founder on Facebook Live

U.S. Pain Foundation takes lead on national Pain Awareness Month effort

Despite opposition, CMS to replace pain questions on major survey

U.S. Pain and Quell partner to offer fundraiser, discount

Take action to help patients affected by Hurricane Harvey

30-Day Challenges features giveaways, resources

National TV commercial airs

Pain Warrior of the Month: Wendy Berggren Foster

U.S. Pain Advocacy Network revitalizes national coalition

New U.S. Pain online tool: “Find a Specialist”

September volunteer webinar features medical cannabis expert

Speaking out on the ACA repeal

A proactive step in fighting the opioid crisis

Opioid taxation bills raise concerns

U.S. pain launches bimonthly volunteer webinars

Nine ways to participate in Pain Awareness Month

Pain Warrior of the Month: Third Annual Pediatric Pain Camp attendees

INvisible Project: RA/RD edition released

Speaking out on health care reform

Roundtable discusses benefits of abuse-deterrent formularies

CT law to end prohibition on pharmacists sharing cost-saving information

Take action on medical cannabis access

Ty Cashman’s pointers on hosting a Points for Pain game

Continuity of care panel raises awareness in Pennsylvania

Understanding the BCRA

Queens Knocks Out RSD shines despite rain

NIH releases plan for pain research

Pain Warrior of the Month: Michele Rice

Hemmenway receives Unsung Hero Award

Feeling alone? Check out Pain Connection

Steinberg presents at NIH Pain Consortium Symposium

State advocacy update: biologics & interchangeable biosimilars

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Join the June Happiness Challenge

Top five ways to get involved with PAM 2017!

“Don’t Switch Me” campaign launches

INvisible Project migraine and headache edition published

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jeannette Rotondi

Telemedicine: Breaking down barriers to care

NPS event provides encouraging update

Take action on proposed changes to pain assessmment survey

U.S. Pain program, Points for Pain, honored by New York Yankees

Iowa patients celebrate passage of fail first reform bill into law

Future of live-saving health coverage unknown to millions

Pain Warrior of the Month: Dawn Stancliff

U.S. Pain relaunches educational website to Learn about your Pain

Update on nonmedical switching efforts

Speaking out on federal issues

Advocating for safer medications at the FDA

Tune in to two key federal pain policy events in May

Fun & easy ways to fundraise

Five ways to get involved in Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

U.S. Pain appointed to NCPIE board of directors

Lenox Smith speaks at largest medical cannabis conference

PAINS releases annual report: “Lost in Chaos: The State of Chronic Pain in 2016”

Pain warrior of the month: Crystal Grieves

Take Control of Your Pain takes to White Plains

Nonmedical switching efforts continue

Sharing the stories of patients who rely on biosimilars

U.S. Pain volunteers take swift action at federal level

New CT chronic pain support group

INvisible project expands to two issues this year

Last call for migraine proclamations!

Responding to the ACA repeal debate

Pain Warriors of the Month: Laurie and Shawn Dickens

U.S. Pain launches support group training program

Volunteers advocate for headache, rare diseases

Action needed today on CMS proposal

VA restricts opioids for veterans and military service members

Biosimilars legislation sweeping across the country

Points for Pain raises nearly $9,000 in three games

Non-medical switching bills announced in three more states

200 patient groups send letter to HHS Secretary

Attend Take Control of Your Pain on April 2

Illinois lawmakers announce bill to enhance consumer safety protections

TN Patient & Provider Groups Applaud Legislation to Protect Against Unfair & Unsafe Prescription Coverage Reductions

Migraine and headache patients fight back with Headache on the Hill, Migraine Awareness Month

Learn about the bills U.S. Pain is tracking in your state

Responses needed: take a survey on an unfair insurance tactic

Pain patient rights bill introduced in MA

CMS publishes new strategy to combat opioid misuse

Cindy Steinberg featured in The Boston Globe, selected for AAPM honor

U.S. Pain speaks out on potential ACA repeal, FDA biosimilars naming guidelines

Crazy Sock Day & Walk a crazy-success

Get involved with Rare Disease Day 2017

U.S. Pain partners with #CreakyJoints on Twitter chat

Finding positivity in pain

New York pain patients ring in the New Year with step therapy reform

Support U.S. Pain’s mission through fundraising

Shaina Smith presents at Summit on Balanced Pain Management

NY approves medicinal marijuana for chronic pain

Medicare Part B demo defeated

21st Century Cures Act becomes law

Elementary School Child Raises Thousands of Dollars to Support Children Living with Chronic Pain

View the news archive (2016 and earlier).

Press releases

Read U.S. Pain’s latest press releases.

Pediatric fundraiser celebrates five years, $110,000 raised

Pediatric fundraiser, now in fifth year, hosts next event this Thursday

Saco resident receives prestigious pain advocacy award

Chronic Pain Patients Pinpoint the Need for Improved Methods to Assess Pain

Let’s Talk About Pain: Nonprofit organization aims to highlight struggles of 50 million Americans during Pain Awareness Month

INvisible Project: Migraine third edition now available

Retreat featuring former NFL linebacker brings together kids with chronic illness

U.S. Pain Foundation hosts Allsup webinar on applying for Social Security Disability with chronic pain

High schooler to build on $100,000 raised for children with pain through basketball games Jan. 24 & 29

The U.S. Pain Foundation moves forward

U.S. Pain focuses newest INvisible Project on osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain

U.S. Pain Foundation awarded project grant from Massage Therapy Foundation

U.S. Pain launches #PainWarriorsUnite campaign in honor of Pain Awareness Month

U.S. Pain Foundation CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Announced

U.S. Pain devotes latest INvisible Project to medical cannabis patient stories

“A Mile In Our Shoes” — A Documentary Film Premiere For People of All Abilities

Two U.S. Pain representatives nominated to major HHS committees

#MakeItVisible movement raises awareness, funding for invisible illness

U.S. Pain Foundation and Salix Pharmaceuticals Collaborate to Bring Awareness to ‘Painstipation’

U.S. Pain Foundation takes lead on national Pain Awareness Month effort

Chronic pain organization applauds rejection of ACA repeal

U.S. Pain program, Points for Pain, honored by New York Yankees

Iowa patients celebrate passage of fail first reform bill into law

Future of live-saving health coverage unknown to millions

Illinois lawmakers announce bill to enhance consumer safety protections

U.S. Pain Foundation applauds legislation to protect consumer from unfair reductions in prescription coverage

TN Patient & Provider Groups Applaud Legislation to Protect Against Unfair & Unsafe Prescription Coverage Reductions

New York pain patients ring in the New Year with step therapy reform

Pain Connection and U.S. Pain Foundation Have Joined Together

View the press release archive (2016 and earlier).

Media coverage

Explore recent media coverage and op-eds.




A special coalition – because kids pain is a problem too
National Pain Report
Nov. 18

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – How Could I Be Improving?
National Pain Report
Nov. 20

Masters at making lemonade
The Bradford Era
Nov. 23

Baker praised on handling of opioid crisis, but challenges remain
The Boston Globe
Oct. 22

Talking About Bowel Habits Could Help Prevent Opioid Misuse
U.S. News
Oct. 17

Advocating Tips When Mistreated by the Medical Field
National Pain Report
Sept. 30

Breast Cancer Changed Ronda Carter’s Life; Now, She’s Doing the Same for Others
Woman’s Day
Sept. 24

September is Pain Awareness Month
Highland County Press
Sept. 23

Local chronic pain sufferers protest opioid restrictions at the capitol: Part of national Don’t Punish Pain rallies
Sept. 18

Pain Awareness Month collides with opioid epidemic
Washington Informer
Sept. 5

Pain Care Labs celebrates three exclusive new partnerships and launch of newly-patented back pain device, DuoTherm
EIN Newsdesk
Sept. 3

Pell City woman starting chronic pain support group
St. Clair Times

National Pain Report
Aug. 30

Providence Journal
Aug. 29

National Pain Report
Aug. 10


A trip outside my comfort zone
Health Central
Aug. 8.

Biological Markers to Measure Pain Could Lead to Better Meds
Bloomberg Law
Aug. 3

Massachusetts opioid bill includes help for pain patients
Boston Globe
Aug. 1

FDA Hearing Draw Chronic Pain Community – So What Now?
National Pain Report
July 20

Author and Actress, Karen Duffy, to be a Focal Point & Consulting Producer for Documentary BALANCING THE PAIN SCALE
Broadway World
July 11

‘The pain takes over and it’s torture’: Inside the search for new ways to treat pain as America fights opioid addiction
Business Insider
June 26

NeuroMetrix Report Highlights Stigma Faced by Chronic Pain Community around Opioid Use, Desire for Alternative Treatments
June 26

The Government’s ‘Task Force’ on Chronic Pain Is Requesting Your Opinions
The Mighty
June 6

The Physicians’ Quandary with Opioids: Pain versus Addiction
New England Journal of Medicine’s Catalyst
April 26

Pediatric Pain Program announced by U.S. Pain Foundation
National Pain Report
April 13

Is chronic pain something more people should accept?
The Outline
April 4

Research Continues to Show Benefits of Cannabis in Fighting the Opioid Crisis
The Daily Chronic
April 3

US Pain Foundation Eyes Two Congressional Bills
National Pain Report
Feb. 9

Tips on advocating for medical cannabis in your state
National Pain Report
March 19

Raimondo’s medical marijuana plan could nearly double the patients, raise $5 million in revenue
Jan. 24

Marijuana Debate Ratchets Up In Congress While VA Says No to Medical Cannabis
National Pain Report
Jan. 19

Stuart Smith: AG Jeff Sessions also deserves a special place
Providence Journal
Jan. 17

People with chronic pain worry Gov. Charlie Baker’s opioid bill will cut availability of pain meds
Jan. 16

Alternatives to Opioids Do Exist — We Just Need to Use Them
Morning Consult
Jan. 9

Tewskbury high schooler aims to raised fund for kids with pain at Thursday, Jan. 11, fundraiser
Hunterdon Review
Jan. 2

South Texas Academy of Cannabis Science
The Daily Telescope
Jan. 3


Medical Cannabis – Under Threat?
Pain News Network
Dec. 31
Quotes Ellen Lenox Smith, co-director of Medical Cannabis

“Spoonies” share tips to enjoy Turkey Day
Huffington Post
Nov. 21
Quotes Cindy Steinberg, national director of policy and advocacy.

The pain pendulum
Nov. 16
Quotes IL ambassador and INvisible Project consultant, Jenni Grover.

Chronic pain advocates attend event at State House
Nov. 20
Coverage of U.S. Pain Foundation and the Hope Collective second annual event.

They live with chronic pain. They’re treated like addicts.
Indy Star
Nov. 5
Quotes Paul Gileno, president and founder of U.S. Pain

Chronic pain sufferers feel new regulations on opioid prescriptions
Daily Press
Oct. 14
Quotes U.S. Pain position statement.

Sessions seeks to end protection for medical marijuana
Pain News Network
Oct. 11
Article by Ellen Lenox Smith, co-director of the U.S. Pain Medical Cannabis program.

Pain Awareness Month, the Opioid Crisis, and Remembering the Patient
Morning Consult
Sept. 26
Op-ed by Paul Gileno, president and founder of U.S. Pain

Many with chronic illness denied prescriptions in fight against opioids
Worcester Telegram
Sept. 23
Quotes Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Advocacy and Policy

Vegas welcome sign goes blue for Pain Awareness Month
CBS Las Vegas
Sept. 18
Features U.S. Pain PAM efforts

Pain patients caught in the opioid epidemic
reenville Online
Sept. 15
Quotes Paul Gileno, President and Founder of U.S. Pain

Pain is an equalizer
National Pain Report
Sept. 15
Op-ed by Paul Gileno, President and Founder of U.S. Pain

24 Healthcare Stakeholders Sign Letter to Provide Support to Hurricane Victims
National Pain Report
Sept. 12
Article by Shaina Smith, director of State Advocacy and Alliance Development

VA Studies Find Little Evidence for Medical Cannabis
Pain News Network
Aug. 14
Quotes U.S. Pain Medical Cannabis Co-Director Ellen Lenox Smith

Bread from the Bronx to Danbury bakery
News Times
Aug. 17
Article discussing CT bakery raising funds for U.S. Pain, led by Jennifer Connolly, a U.S. Pain staff member

U.S. Pain Foundation Opioid-Induced Constipation Survey
National Pain Report
Aug. 20
Highlights U.S. Pain survey (now closed)

Pain Awareness Month, Take Our Hand!
National Pain Report
Aug. 22
Op-ed by MI Ambassador Suzanne Stewart

NeuroMetrix Teams Up with U.S. Pain Foundation to Raise Awareness of Chronic Pain
Business Wire
Aug. 29
Highlights U.S. Pain and NeuroMetrix (Quell) partnership.

The Art of Learning Compassion
National Pain Report
July 17
Article by Suzanne Stewart, U.S. Pain ambassador.

Is it Safe to Use Cannabis with THC?
Pain News Network
July 22
Article by Ellen Lenox Smith, co-director of U.S. Pain Medical Cannabis program.

U.S. Pain Foundation issues press release regarding “skinny repeal”
Pain News Network
July 29

INvisible Project: An interview with Nicole Hemmenway
June 8
Features Nicole Hemmenway, vice president of U.S. Pain

Let’s eliminate the pharmaceutical ‘gag order’ that costs patients money
CT Mirror
May 31
Op-ed by Shaina Smith, director of State Advocacy and Alliance Development

Yankees honor charitable teen on fifth day of HOPE week
Newsday, May 26
Highlights Tyler Cashman and Points for Pain. Also featured here: Tewksbury teen honored by YankeesHOPE Week concludes with Points for Pain; and Yankees honor teen for efforts to raise awareness about pain

New York must further expand its medical marijuana program
May 25
Op-ed by Elleon Lenox Smith, director of Medical Cannabis program

Healthcare reform must end interference in the doctor-patient relationship
Washington Examiner
May 22
Op-ed by pain ambassador Lynn Julian Crisci

Iowa governor signs fail first bill into law
National Pain Report
May 12
U.S. Pain press release

Using over-the-counter analgesics safely: What patients don’t but should know
May 4
Commentary related to U.S. Pain OTC study

Doctors, lawmakers urge alternatives to painkillers
Gloucester Times
March 26
Quotes Cindy Steinberg

Reluctance from New Mexico Lawmakers to Pass Step Therapy (Fail First) Bill Once Again Poses Health Implications for Chronic Pain Patients
National Pain Report
March 23
Article by Shaina Smith

Tewksbury Fine Wines & Spirits sponsoring ‘Taste of Tewksbury’ on March 25
March 15, 2017
Regarding U.S. Pain-related fundraiser

The California Doctors Who Found a Way to Quit Overprescribing Opioids
The Atlantic
March 8, 2017
Quotes Paul Gileno

Proposed NJ opioid solution is only a Band-Aid
Feb. 13, 2017
Op-ed by Shaina Smith

With Gratitude From a Pain Ambassador
National Pain Report
Feb. 11, 2017
Written by ambassador Suzanne Stewart

Rep. Bryan Terry, M.D. Files the Reliable Coverage Act
WGNS News Radio
Feb. 13, 2017
Features Shaina Smith

Connecticut Takes Step in the Right Direction to Protect Pain Patients
National Pain Report
Feb. 9, 2017
Article by Shaina Smith

CT bill would limit changes to health plans’ drug coverage
Hartford Business Journal
Feb. 8, 2017
Mentions U.S. Pain

New Rules Aim to Keep Patients on Medications That Work
Feb. 2, 2017
Features Emily Lemiska

Why the word “Repeal” receives a negative response from patients
National Pain Report
Jan. 11, 2017
Article by Shaina Smith

Doctors are cutting opioids, even if it harms patients
The Boston Globe
Jan. 3, 2017
Features Cindy Steinberg

Pain Sufferers in New York Ring in the New Year with Appeal of Step Therapy Law
National Pain Report
Jan. 3, 2017
Article by Shaina Smith


Medicare’s Part B demo defeated but requires vigilance
The Hill
Dec. 21, 2016
Op-ed by Paul Gileno

Insurers are charging more for less coverage
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nov. 29, 2016
Op-ed by Paul Gileno

Tewksbury teen starts charity for children suffering from chronic pain
Hunterdon Review
Nov. 28, 2016
Features Tyler & Casey Cashman

My Turn: Insurers have no place in the examination room
Concord Monitor
Nov. 26, 2016
Op-ed by Paul Gileno

New York Residents with Chronic Pain Deserve Affordable Treatments While Curbing Abuse
National Pain Report
Nov. 22, 2016
Article by Shaina Smith

Patient Organizations Should Embrace the Challenges Ahead: The First Step is Unifying Our Movement
National Pain Report
Nov. 19, 2016
Article by Shaina Smith

New Jersey is being Reactive Instead of Proactive
National Pain Report
Nov. 15, 2016
Article by Shaina Smith

Here’s What We Can Do About The Chronic Pain Epidemic
Huffington Post
Nov. 10, 2016
Mentions Cindy Steinberg

Stop Insurers From Violating Sacred Doctor-Patient Relationship
Morning Consult
October 19, 2016
Op-ed by Paul Gileno

Training in pain management is not a top priority
September 11, 2016
Features Cindy Steinberg

Side effect of drug fight means some are left to suffer
September 10, 2016
Features Emily Lemiska and Cindy Steinberg

Survey: 1 in 5 adults disregard safety when using over-the-counter pain meds
Safety and Health Magazine
August 31, 2016
Quotes Paul Gileno

A National Campaign Calls for Investment in Pain Research and Access to Pain Therapies
National Pain Report
Aug. 31, 2016
Features People with Pain Matter program

High costs curb doctors’ ability to find opioid alternatives
Washington Times
June 20, 2016
Quotes Cindy Steinberg

ER Doctors Lobby to Silence Pain Patients
Pain News Network
April 4, 2016
Quotes Cindy Steinberg

Opinion: It’s Time for the Pain Community to Organize!
National Pain Report
March 31, 2016
Op-ed by Paul Gileno

Survey: Pain Patients Give Hospitals Low Marks
Managed Care
March 29, 2016
Quotes Cindy Steinberg

From Patient to Advocate: A Chat with Cindy Steinberg
Feb. 15, 2016
Interview with Cindy Steinberg

Pain Patients Ignored in Reaction to Super Bowl Ad
Pain News Network
February 9, 2016
Op-ed by Nicole Hemmenway

Bill Maher’s Reaction to OIC Super Bowl Ad Gets Its Own Reaction
National Pain Report
February 9, 2016
Features Paul Gileno

In the shadow of an opioid crisis, Super Bowl ad spotlights chronic pain patients
STAT news
February 8, 2016
Quotes Paul Gileno

Chronic Pain Series – Stories of Struggle and Hope
January 11-16, 2016

Ellen Lenox Smith: Medical marijuana has made me productive citizen
Providence Journal
Jan. 11, 2016
Op-ed by Ellen Lenox Smith


Bold bid to rein in painkiller prescriptions hits roadblocks
Dec. 19, 2015
Mentions U.S. Pain

U.S. Pain Foundation asks patients "What should we be working on?"
National Pain Report
Dec. 5, 2015
Features U.S. Pain

How Chronic Pain Made Me a Health Warrior
November 5, 2015
Article by Paul Gileno

Are the CDC Opioid Guidelines Really Voluntary?
Pain News Network
October 8, 2015
Quotes Shaina Smith

CDC Opioid Guidelines Being Revised
Pain News Network
October 6, 2015
Quotes Shaina Smith

How Nicole Hemmenway Transformed Pain into Inspiration
USA Today

September 29, 2015
Interview with Nicole Hemmenway

Pain by the Numbers
MedPage Today
August 25, 2015
Features Paul Gileno

Commission to seek painkillers more resistant to abuse in face of addiction crisis
Mass Live
Aug. 6, 2015
Mentions Cindy Steinberg

Chronic Pain Patients Feeling Discomfort to Being Ignored
June 29, 2015
National Pain Report
Features Paul Gileno

Seeing Pain
Dana Foundation
March 20, 2015
Features Cindy Steinberg

Medication provision spurs anger
Albany Times Union

March 9, 2015
Features Paul Gileno

Op-Ed: Abuse deterrent drugs could improve life, health, in Connecticut
CT Mirror
January 26, 2015
Op-ed by Paul Gileno

2014 & earlier

Consumer Reports slams opioids

San Diego Union Tribune
July 31, 2014
Quotes Cindy Steinberg

Pain Foundation says debate out of balance
May 1, 2014
Features Cindy Steinberg

The Day the Filing Cabinets Fell on Cindy Steinberg
Psychology Today
Dec. 9, 2013
Features Cindy Steinberg