Be an Advocate

In the Face of Pain® is an online pain advocacy resource brought to you by Purdue Pharma L.P. In the Face of Pain provides inspiration, pain-related news, downloadable materials and tools to inform and empower people with pain, caregivers, health care professionals and other concerned individuals to take action and advocate for appropriate and effective pain care. We invite you to explore the resources available. A few of our most popular resources are listed below.

The Handbook for People with Pain

In the Face of Pain® is pleased to bring you “The Handbook for People with Pain: A Resource Guide, 5th edition.” Our goal is to provide you with a resource to help you on your day-to-day journey as you face challenges so often encountered by those who suffer from pain. This resource will provide you with a variety of information, ideas, and tools that we encourage you to use and share with others.

The Handbook includes information about:

ITFOP Handbook Edition 5
  • Focus on Your Pain Care
    • Communication
    • Tools
    • Safety
    • Lifestyle
  • Focus on Caregiving
  • Focus on Clinical Trials
  • Focus on Finances

Click here to download your FREE copy

To order additional FREE copies of the printed Handbook, click here.


El Manual para Las Personas con Dolor

Una Guía de Recursos, 4ta edición

Haga clic aquí para descargar su copia gratuita
Para ordenar copias adicionales
de este Manual, haga clic aquí


Fact Sheets and More…

Are you looking for statistics about pain in general, such as the national estimated prevalence and cost? Here, you can download both a fact sheet and PowerPoint presentation that can be used for general pain advocacy efforts.

The undertreatment of pain is a major public health issue. If you’re looking for downloadable fact sheets about protecting access to pain care, the cost of pain, ethics surrounding pain and its treatment and the impact of pain on caregivers, click here.

In the Face of Pain® features information on condition-specific pain topics, such as arthritis or cancer. You can also find population-specific information on disparities in pain case based on demographics such as age, race and gender.