Below you will find Position Papers written by the National Pain Council, feel free to use or distribute these as long as it is not for commercial use. Stay tuned for additional papers to be added!!
Article #199 of the National Pain Council discusses the benefits of a "3 Level Pain Scale vs the Traditional 10 Number Pain Scale" that is typically used with Physicians, and is widely subjective.
#020 Medical Abandonment / Tort Abandonment:
"Medical abandonment, or, in legal terms, tort abandonment, is severe and purposeful disruption of active or critical medical care, resulting in patient harm to the degree that it qualifies for civil action through lawsuits or other civil...."
This is the National Pain Council's Publication regarding Patient Suicides due to the 2016 CDC Opioid Guidelines.
This is just a partial selection of 41 cases we collected up until 2019.
This is the National Pain Council's response to the Proposed "2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids" on the Federal Register website.