we petition the obama administration to:
protect those in chronic intractable pain from the DEA and its "war on drugs."Those of us living with chronic intractable pain are finding it harder and harder to get the prescriptions for the medications that for many of us are all that is left for helping live with constant/intractable pain.
The DEA has taken its 'war" to our doctors offices and our treatments. Many physicians, afraid of the DEA, have stopped or reduced writing for opiods, which in turn has made it even more difficult for us to have the meds we need to get through the day, for some, just to be able to get out of bed in the morning.
For many it has made the difference from being able to work to going onto disability, costing more to the gov't and therefore the taxpayers.
We are petitioning to ask that our doctors decide what we need, how much and how often, and not the DEA."
Some people have told me this is not enough, we need to get the word out about chronic pain or the DEA is only part of the problem etc.
This is just one aspect of what we have to deal with. If we can get attention to this part of our world as chronic pain patients it is at least a step in the right direction so I hope you will sign and pass it on.