H.R.3259 – NO PAIN (MED) Act

H.R.3259 – NOPAIN Act

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3259/text

Ms. Sewell (for herself, Mr. McKinley, Ms. Kuster, and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

This Act may be cited as the “Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction In the Nation Act” or the “NOPAIN Act”.

Don’t you just love it… Ms Sewell is another Fxxxx attorney attempting to practice medicine without a license and is so DAMN SMART that she apparently believes that addiction has nothing to do with mental health issues… presuming that addiction is a PERSONAL CHOICE and or a opiate itself is ABSOLUTELY ADDICTING.  Of course, we have a estimated 30-40 million addicted to the two drugs Alcohol and Nicotine and contribute to the deaths of about 550,000/yr… but.. apparently NO CRISIS HERE !

It would be nice if Ms Sewell understood that under/untreated chronic pain can lead to/cause Addison’s disease – which can be fatal if untreated.  Additionally, just give pt a NSAID  & Tylenol which is unlikely to help manage chronic pain… but.. the pt could end up, because of under/untreated pain, with eye and kidney damage from taking those meds and possible a hypertensive crisis… followed by a stroke and/or death.   Hypertension has always been referred to as the “silent killer”… pt can experience eye and kidney problems from the NSAID and the Tylenol  can cause liver damage.  Not to mention the potential of GI bleeds, and it is claimed that 15,000 die every year from the use/abuse of NSAID and GI bleed outs.

The House only has about a 4 Democratic majority… so hopefully… at least 5 House Democrats will have some common sense and vote against this poorly conceived bill.  Since Ms Sewell and the other supporting this bill …. if any of these Representatives you are one of their constituents and a chronic pain pts… remember them when you vote next year and TOSS THEIR ASSES OUT OF THE HOUSE.

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  1. “Introduced in House (05/14/2021)

    Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction In the Nation Act or the NOPAIN Act

    This bill temporarily establishes separate payments for certain non-opioid treatments under the Medicare prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services and the payment system for ambulatory surgical center services. The bill applies to pain management treatments that are able to replace or reduce opioid consumption, as shown through clinical trials or data.”

    THIS is why it essential for the majority of ‘pain crisis fighters’ to center the fight to regain the Opiates ON OPIATE,S to the exclusion of all other commentaries. These anti-opiate Zealots will take everything we offer as an ‘alternative’ and ‘run with it’.

    • Don’t say some need ‘mental health’ or ‘addiction’ or ‘diet’, or Turmeric or Omega-3 “treatments”, just fight for the legitimate SEVEN-MILLION incurable SEVERE PAIN SUFFERERS ABANDONED, nothing more, nothing less, …EVER.

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