Save chronic pain patients

Save chronic pain patients

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Jude Jeter started this petition to President of the United States President Donald Trump and

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In the increasingly successful effort to save lives being lost to opioid medications, another health care crisis is developing.

Due to the crackdown on opioids, chronic pain patients have been caught in a catch 22 that is disrupting their pain management, adding significantly more pain due to cut backs, and cut offs of medication. They endure more anxiety and pain as a result. Discomfort is compounded due to their being forced to travel and sit in waiting rooms long after appt times,once a month instead of every three months. The pay higher costs due to more frequent Dr. visits.
They are often required to endure exceedingly painful physical intervention that is frequently not helpful in lieu of medication.

Chronic patients have been lumped in with acute pain patients, wrong doers and abusers. Medications are being cut down and cut off due to Dr.s' responses to government pressure. These patients are having their quality of life callously excised, some are turning to illicit drugs, some are considering or completing the act of suicide. Its already started. All are frightened, losing their capacity to enjoy and participate in life and living with pain, fear, dread, stigma, and assaults on their dignity.

Chronic Pain patients were not supposed to be casualties of the war against opioid abuse and excessive acute pain prescribing of opioids. Chronic pain patients MUST be given their own category immediately and treated with respect, compassion and sufficient medication to manage their pain properly,as their conditions require.
Please help bring this developing tragedy to the attention of the President. 

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