@cavyherd Part of the problem w/these bills is that they’re dangerous for *everyone* but only ppl w/little power know it now. Anyone who needs major surgery, is badly wounded or injured, is in pain not yet diagnosed as chronic, etc. will all be harmed & endangered. But doctors (esp pain
@cavyherd ones) are too busy look out for them, hospitals that will bleed money & be inundated w/suffering patients are largely nonprofits & barred from “lobbying” or political activity. There are horrid orgs like PROP that spew ableist lies & scoff at/deny patient suicides—I think they
@cavyherd exist to sell Subutex (& convince the world having a medical necessity for pain meds is the same thing as addiction). The HHS has a new report on pain management (public comments close April 1!) with shocking recommendations, like lidocaine patches for chronic neuropathic pain.
@cavyherd It’s just all very frustrating to see unfold, especially when you have a small voice. 3 disability advocates met privately w/ Gillibrand’s office. We have no idea what was said, or if she’ll keep w/her bill or back Portman’s. Anyway, here’s the link to the HHS thing,
@cavyherd Please comment & share! hhs.gov/ash/advisory-c…
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