Human Rights Watch is Investigating Pain Treatment in the U.S. and Wants to Hear From You.
Human Rights Watch is Investigating Pain Treatment in the U.S. and Wants to Hear From You.March 17th, 2018 by Cindy Perlin
Is denial of adequate pain treatment a human rights issue? A highly respected, international human rights group, Human Rights Watch, seems to think so. They have just launched an investigation into pain treatment in the United States.
Human Rights Watch has heard from many pain patients who have had their opioids abruptly reduced or discontinued who are experiencing severe suffering as a result. Now they are interested in hearing from pain patients who are suffering because of lack of access to alternative pain treatments (e.g. acupuncture, chiropractic, biofeedback, massage, mind/body treatments, medical marijuana, etc.).due to unaffordability as a result of lack of insurance coverage, lack of availability or illegality.
I have been asked by Human Rights Watch to help them collect stories from pain patients lacking access to alternative treatments. If you have a story to tell, please send it to me via my contact form HERE
More on Human Rights Watch from their website at http://www.hrw.org:
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.