Thursday, June 30, 2011

Media Coverage IOM Report

Major report urges changes in chronic pain treatment
Alan Bavley
Kansas City Star
June 30, 2011

“It is morally unconscionable. We have 116 million people struggling every day with chronic pain. It is a moral duty of people in health care to address this issue,” said Myra Christopher, president of the Kansas City-based Center for Practical Bioethics and a member of the 19-person panel that wrote the report.

Chronic Pain Leaves Millions Hurting Each Year
Meryl Lin McKean
June 29, 2011

A new report on finds that almost half of all Americans suffer from chronic pain, and it means hundreds of billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. But the report does propose some ideas that could mean some real relief for pain sufferers.



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