Not Dead Yet: The Opioid Crisis the News Isn’t Talking About

Posted February 23, 2018 2:01 am by Alex Schadenberg

Not Dead Yet: The Opioid Crisis the News Isn’t Talking About

Response to RFI – Opioid Public Health Emergency[1] February 20, 2018We are members of Not Dead Yet, a national grassroots disability rights organization, and some of us are living with chronic pain ourselves. Based on our knowledge of the disability community through personal experience and through our work, we have not seen disabled people with chronic pain experiencing opioid use disorder. What we are seeing is many disabled people who are suffering due to the lack of access to opioid medication[2]  previously available as part of comprehensive strategies and approaches to address chronic pain. They are experiencing an increase in chronic pain and

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