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We Need A War on Pain A Lot More Than We Need A War on Drugs

le 6 mars 2012 » Ontario

Dear CPC Members,

Please see Andre Picard's powerful chronic pain feature which appears in today’s edition of the Globe and Mail.

"We need a War on Pain a lot more than we need a War on Drugs."

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/andre-picard/chronic-pain-patients-collateral-damage-of-drug-abuse-policy/article2359592/?service=mobile

For those who have not yet endorsed the National Pain Strategy, there is still time and we need your help. Visit www.canadianpainsummit2012.ca to read the National Pain Strategy and then give your support.

It takes only 3 minutes to endorse the National Pain Strategy and another 5 minutes to send a letter to your MP. The system provides you with a template letter. MPs who have received letters are contacting us for more information and we are arranging meetings with them.

This is what we need to gain their support for Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to recognize the National Pain Strategy and call for a task force to improve our pain care.

Provinces and Territories can benefit from the research, stakeholder consultation and expert knowledge that has gone into this document when they consider creating their own pain strategy.

Your voice matters – add it to our now!

Lynn Cooper

President