For Fight For Pain Care Action Network (FFPCAN) is a grassroots, non-profit organization of Americans fighting for their rights to pain care by creating awareness about chronic pain and helping to prevent needless human suffering. The Action Network teaches education about the medications needed to treat chronic intractable pain, while focusing on the safety of the medications used for relief of pain while preventing deaths from abuse. Our mission is to help remove the barriers, stigma and negativity against legitimate chronic pain patients, while advocating for proper treatment by healthcare professionals.
FFPCAN strives to:
- Teach citizens that have never experienced chronic pain on what life is like for patients with this disease
- Educate others as to the many reasons why medications and other techniques are needed to provide relief to chronic pain patients
- Assist pain patients and their families by supporting and helping them to advocate for themselves, while helping to give them a voice and platform to be heard
- Help pain patients to preserve their rights to timely, effective pain care
- Work to raise awareness of the many pain conditions that cause pain and make life unbearable for millions of Americans
- Encourage research to finding new ways to help relieve chronic pain
- Educate patients and the public on how to safely store their medications to prevent possible abuse
- Teach others to be aware of medications and substances that are used for pain that are not prescribed to them, as well as the consequences that addiction brings from their abuse
There are 100 million people in America that suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis and because of that, our action network fights to help keep pain medications available for these patients. We support finding ways to prevent overdose and deaths from opioids, the same medicines needed for pain sufferers to have a true quality of life. There needs to be a proper balance for chronic pain patients. Fight For Pain Care Action Network advocates for achieving this balance any way we can.