Good Afternoon from Sunny California,
Today (September 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm PST, Pain News Network (PNN) sent the following email to their subscribers. I wanted to show all of you that your voice does matter, without you letting others know what’s important about you and your pain some if not all of this would never have happened. Please keeping sending your stories to anyone and everyone who will listen. Hell, send to those that who won’t listen and if the messages or letters pile up high enough maybe they will. The PNN email is shown on the following page.
I’d like to begin with a warm welcome to thousands of new subscribers to the PNN newsletter. Many signed up while taking our survey about Kratom and what they think about the DEA’s plan to make the sale and possession of the herbal supplement illegal. Thanks to everyone who took the survey. We’ll release the findings on September 20, along with our survey partner, the American Kratom Association.
In the meantime, over 100,000 people have signed a petition urging the Obama administration to reverse or at least postpone the DEA’s decision. Hundreds more rallied outside the White House. Will it make a difference? Stay tuned.
Does stormy weather make your pain worse? A unique study used a smartphone app to prove there is some truth to that old adage about “feeling under the weather.”
Guest columnist Dr. Richard Oberg didn’t hold back in his critique of the news media and the medical profession’s handling of opioids. Don’t let them fool you, warns Oberg, who has a unique perspective on opioids as a doctor disabled by chronic pain.
New research found evidence that a surprising number of people are miisdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis when actually they suffer from fibromyalgia or migraines. Some took medication for years to treat a disease they didn’t have.
We always like to get feedback from readers. If you have a story idea, question or comment, send me an email at editor@PainNewsNetwork.org.
President and Editor
Pain News Network