On October 22nd, a Rally Against Pain was held in Washington, DC where Doctors and Patients listened and learned from each other the truth behind why chronic pain patients are being denied access to necessary medication and what is needed to begin to repair the damage. Why are patients are being denied access to adequate pain relief? What are the consequences of undertreated and untreated pain? Is it harder to regain functioning once a patient has been discontinued from pain medication and have become unable to function? Does it cost more to treat a bedbound patient than one who is ambulatory? When elderly patients lose functioning, will they ever regain it? Is withholding medicine from elderly patients elder abuse? When patients are denied pain medication after major surgeries, is rehab more difficult, and even detrimental to the healing process? Why are chronic pain patients being denied adequate pain control when safeguards are placed at the pharmacy level and routine urine tests confirm that the patient is taking the medicine prescribed and no additional drugs are in their system? These patients are following all the rules and regulations, yet they are being denied treatment. Hear the facts and and fiction regarding the war on heroin. Doctors must get back to practicing medicine on an individualized basis in accordance with patients’ diagnosis and prognosis. Weigh the benefits against the harm and do the right thing. 100 million Americans have put their faith in doctors, but are being erroneously denied access to necessary treatment. Please message Rally Against Pain for your password to the link below for videos of presentation at Rally Against Pain.