Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pain Relief Network

Welcome to PRN. We are a network of pain patients, family members of people in pain, physicians, attorneys, and activists who are working toward a day when people in pain will be afforded the simple dignity and compassion due all ill Americans.

On July 12, 2007 Siobhan Reynolds, the president and founder of PRN, herself the family member of a now deceased chronic pain patient, and John Flannery, one of the private attorneys with whom PRN had worked on several cases in the past, testified before the House Subcommittee on Crime (Read Testimony). The hearing was covered by John Tierney in his blog on the New York Times website and much was accomplished to put the documentary proof of this government sponsored holocaust on the Congressional Record.

As a result, we are working with several members of the Subcommittee to introduce legislation to return the regulation of medicine to the Fifty States where, according to the US Supreme Court, it rightfully belongs.

We are also working to educate the media and members of Congress as to the severity of the problem should political will somehow magically develop out of the swirling chaos that now characterizes Capitol Hill, informing members and their staff of the substantive press coverage PRN developed on our issue (When Is a Pain Doctor a Drug Pusher?) and the damage being done to their constituents.


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