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March 2017

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  • Tucson Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
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  • Pain Connection Live Conference Call
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  • Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
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  • Pain Connection Live Conference Call
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  • DMV (DC-Maryland/Virginia) Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting
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  • Pennsylvania Rare Disease Day at the State Capitol Building
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  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) In Orlando, FL
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  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) in Orlando, FL
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U.S. Pain in the News 


2017

Proposed NJ opioid solution is only a Band-Aid
Courier-Post
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
Stateline
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


2016


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
Republican-American
September 11, 2016
Features Cindy Steinberg


Side effect of drug fight means some are left to suffer
Republican-American
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
Relief
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
WBZ-TV
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


2015


Bold bid to rein in painkiller prescriptions hits roadblocks
CNBC
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
EverydayHealth.com
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
Telegram.com
May 1, 2014
Features Cindy Steinberg


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

Press Releases 

Tennessee Patient & Provider Groups Applaud Legislation to Protect Against Unfair & Unsafe Prescription Coverage Reductions
Feb. 9, 2017


U.S. Pain Foundation Applauds Legislation To Protect Consumer From Unfair Reductions In Prescription Coverage
Feb. 8, 2017


Ohio Patients And Providers Declare This Month “Fail First February”
Feb. 8, 2017


New York State Pain Patients Ring in the New Year with Step Therapy Reform
Jan. 2, 2017


Survey Finds Tennesseans Are Being Forced Off Of Prescribed Medications by Insurance Companies
BusinessWire
Nov. 28, 2016


U.S. Pain Foundation Announces Launch Of New Website
PR Log
February 1, 2016


U.S. Pain Foundation And Wings For Warriors Announce Partnership To Expand Veteran Health And Advocacy Issues
PR Log
November 11, 2015


U.S. Pain Foundation names Michael Schatman, PhD Director of Research
PR Log
October 8, 2015


Mediaplanet Partners with Author Nicole Hemmenway to Raise Awareness for Chronic Pain and Important Innovations in Treatment
PR Web
September 29, 2015


New Campaign Urges It’s Time “America Starts Talking” More Openly About Safe Prescription Opioid Pain Management
PR Newswire
September 2, 2015


White Papers Address Patient-Caregiver Relationship Challenges
PR Newswire
July 9, 2015


Teva Launches PainMatters.com to Support Responsible Pain Management
Business Wire (press release)
June 24, 2015


U.S. Pain Foundation Cindy Steinberg Named 2013 Mayday Fellow
PR Log
September 4, 2013


U.S. Pain Foundation Names Cindy Steinberg National Director Of Policy And Advocacy
PR Newswire
April 9, 2013


Newsletter

Below you will find archived eNewsletters for the past year. Sign up here to receive the monthly newsletter straight to your inbox.

March 2017 – U.S. Pain launches support groups training program | Points for Pain raises nearly $9,000 in three games | Take action on CMS proposal that may harm patients

February 2017 – Calling all headache & migraine patients | Get involved in Rare Disease Day | Learn about bills U.S. Pain is tracking in your state

January 2017 – Ambassador of the Year announced | AAPM honors Paul Gileno | NY passes step therapy reform

December 2016 – Happy Holidays!

November 2016 – November News

October 2016 – October Newsletter

September 2016 – Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

August 2016 – The August Newsletter for the U.S. Pain Foundation

July 2016 – The July Newsletter for U.S. Pain Foundation

June 2016 – Summer is Here

May 2016 – Be Proactive!

April 2016 – Make A Difference!

March 2016 – Spring into Action

February 2016 – Exciting Changes for U.S. Pain this February

January 2016 – Happy New Year!

December 2015 – Holiday Cheer

October 2015 – ENewsletter

September 2015 – Gear Up for Pain Awareness Month

August 2015 – Summer Wind Down

June 2015 – Summer Is Here

May 2015 – Spring Has Sprung

March 2015 – Lucky In Life

February 2015 – Love Yourself

The Year In Review – A Recap of 2014