September is the official month of Pain Awareness. Organizations come together with a common goal to bring awareness and highlight how pain affects individuals, families, communities and the nation. For more information, please visit the American Chronic Pain Association website to learn how different partnerships have come together to help educate and remove traditional stigma associated with chronic pain.Click Here for our Pain Informational Handout
Traveling This Summer?
If you are on a specialty medication and plan on traveling this summer, there are some things to consider before you walk out the door.
When Planning Your Trip:
- Call TSA if you plan on flying: 855-787-2227
Ask specifically about bringing liquid or cold medications through security.
- Call your airline ahead of time
Find out if there are any airline specific rules or accommodations for patients flying with specialty medications. (They may differ from TSA regulations)
- Contact the company that makes your medication
Many companies provide free travel accessories specifically for specialty medications. They may also have more information about storage and handling. The drug company’s contact information can be found in the paperwork provided with your medication and online.
- Contact the Hotel
Ask about the availability of a refrigerator for storing your medication.
When You Leave:
- Make sure your medication is packaged and labeled properly.
- Provide the TSA agent with your medication when you get to security.
- Make sure your medication stays cold while in transit.
If you have any questions or need more information on traveling with your specialty medication you can reach us at 877-327-8881.
Enjoy your trip!