The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain (ATIP)
The Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain is an advocacy and action group. We are working for repeal and revision of the 2016 CDC Opioid Prescription Guidelines. We seek to promote a major redirection of US public policy concerning opioid addiction and the medical treatment of intractable pain. We number among our members Forest Tennant, M.D., Editor Emeritus for Practical Pain Management, Stefan Kertesz, M.D. Steven Henson, M.D., Margaret Aranda, M.D., Steve Ariens, PharmD, Jeff Fudin, PharmD, Terri A Lewis, Ph.D., and Richard (Red) Lawhern, Ph.D. Our physicians and pharmacists are joined by registered nurses, healthcare writers, social media support group leaders, knowledgeable patients and family members. We are actively recruiting medical professionals, pain patients and family members for in-person lobbying of legislative staffs at local, State, and Federal level. We support such efforts with training materials, scripts and coaching, as well as outreach efforts to influence media producers and news editors to interview our members.
We are an independent organization that takes no outside funds from pharmaceutical, medical device, or addiction treatment firms or organizations.