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What was hoped to be a warm, sunny afternoon in Washington, DC turned out to be a brisk, extremely windy day.  But the weather couldn’t stop the determined chronic pain patients and the advocists from having their say in DC.  The look of hope in the eyes of those who attended and the sense of urgency was evident in everyone there.  People came in from California, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, New York, Virginia, Maryland … to name a few.  It was an exceptionally happy event filled with hope for the future.  A big shout out to those who braved the elements to take a stand against the discrimination and constant stigma experienced by the chronic pain patients since the passage of the so-called “guidelines” and the following laws and restrictions ruining the lives of millions with no acknowledgment from the decision-makers, whoever that is.  Since when did America let medical care…

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