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Do You Suffer from Chronic Pain? Survey for UpComing FDA

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International Adhesions Society (IAS) Research Study on Opioid Use in Chronic Pain
We thank our friends at Hyster Sisters for assisting us in this important effort.

FDA is considering reducing your access to pain relieving drugs! Make your voice heard and influence FDA policy on pain relief by completing this survey.

Here is a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDAOpioid-Hystersisters

If it does not display as a clickable link, please copy and paste it into a new browser window.

You can view a short video explaining this issue here.by clicking here.

Opioids (narcotic drugs related to morphine - hydrocodone, oxycodone, heroin, tramadol, etc.) contribute to about 75% of all deaths due to prescription drugs, in turn accounting for 58% of all drug-related deaths. Although US opioid sales are estimated to be $9 billion, societal costs of opioid abuse, misuse, addiction and overdose are estimated at $56 billion.

Concerned about these statistics, FDA is inviting comment about proposals to limit the types of pain, doses and length of treatment for which opioids are approved. The proposals, if implemented could limit legitimate access to opioids by patients with chronic pain, including those with chronic pelvic pain before or after hysterecotmy.

REAL data make a REAL difference to policy makers and so we are conducting this survey to provide FDA with ACTUAL data on opioid use in patients with chronic pain, especially pelvic & abdominal pain due to hysterectomy complications, interstitial cystitis, adhesions, ARD, CAPPS, IBS, pudendal neuralgia and endometriosis. Patients with other types of chronic pain are most welcome to participate in this important effort.

Given the high public profile of this topic, our statement will provide a platform for us to raise awareness about chronic pelvic pain, IC, adhesions, endometriosis, IBS, and related conditions. It will showcase the achievements of the IAS made possible by your participation in our work, including, relevant to this subject, our research on PainShield® MD, a portable, wearable, therapeutic ultrasound device that we have found to reduce painful pelvic, bowel, bladder, genital, musculoskeletal and other symptoms associated with IC, ARD, adhesions, CAPPS, endometriosis, and IBS. PainShield MD requires no surgery or drugs and may allow patients to reduce or avoid opioids as well as surgical procedures such as hysterectomy or adhesiolysis.

No one wants to take any drugs, much less opioids which play havoc on bowel function, but until there is widespread use of alternatives such as PainShield MD we must ensure access of chronic pain patients to opioids. We certainly want to see safer prescribing habits, but we do not believe the current FDA proposals will accomplish that. Our statement will also encourage comprehensive polices on pain itself, the prevention of its root causes (which includes adhesions) and the streamlining of the approval for marketing and reimbursement of new pain-relieving products.

Here is a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDAOpioid-Hystersisters

If it does not display as a clickable link, please copy and paste it into a new browser window.

To participate in this survey you will need to be at least 18 years of age, to live in the USA and currently suffer from ANY type of chronic pain that is NOT related to cancer.

[please note that there are two questions that may seem not to allow you to progress to the next question. If this happens, make sure you have filled out at least one row where you have made a selection from every column in that row, regardless of the instrcutions]

Please note that PainShield MD is being sold through KevMed - www.kevmed.com - a company we set up as a result of IAS research and whose profits we hope eventually will fund the IAS as well as further advances in the alleviation of suffering by not only adhesions patients, but all patients suffering with chronic pain.

This is important. On behalf of all pain sufferers, we must make our voice heard.

We thank Hyster Sisters and its help in this important issue.

Sincerely,

David Wiseman PhD, MRPharmS
Founder International Adhesions Society (also a proud member of the ICA)
(President KevMed. LLC)

03-15-2013 - 04:59 PM


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