IHPC’s Major Actions on Non-drug Pain and Opioid Treatment

• The Campaign Moving Beyond Medications
• Press Release Supports 37 State AGs calling for Non-drug Treatment


Moving Beyond Medications

The crescendo that has been building over the last 24 months to bring non-pharmacologic pain treatment methods to the top of the therapeutic order has reached into the most important national U.S. medical organizations and standards bodies. While there is now strong acknowledgement of the importance of providing physicians and patients a full range of balanced pain management treatment options, making those choices is not yet as clear as it must be. To help that learning process, IHPC and its collaborative integrative partners have launched Moving Beyond Medications, whose principals are embodied in this succinct Pocket Guide.

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For a PDF of the full-sized guide, Please click here.

The Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health (ACIMH), the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH), and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIMH) joined forces with IHPC to address the critical need to inform and educate clinicians and the public on the importance of the balanced pain management treatments.


IHPC Press Release Supports 37 Attorneys Generals on Non-drug Pain

The Sept. 18, 2017 letter from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to the president of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) reinforced the calls from the American Medical Association, the College of Physicians and many other conventional medical organizations that non-pharmacological pain management treatments must be included in reimbursement plans.

In a press release supporting the NAAG letter, IHPC board chairman Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP wrote: “This is a big step forward with the potential to save millions of lives and billions of dollars. Those in pain should not be denied proven and effective non-opioid options because of lack of coverage by insurers.”

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See the full IHPC Press Release here.

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