New information to be released on Relieving Pain in America

New information to be released on Relieving Pain in America
June 28, 2011 at 2:31pm
New information to be released on Relieving Pain in America. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) will release its report on Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Treatment, and Research Thursday June 29, 2011. The Power of Pain Foundation will release statement afterwards on the effectiveness of the report findings.
It is reported that the new numbers being presented in the report says that Pain affects more than 116 million Americans annually. It is a major cause of work disability and one of the most common reasons for taking medications. The IOM recently completed an investigation into the public health significance of pain in the US. Dr. S Mackey, a member of the IOM board reported at a conference last Wednesday that we would be surprised with the information in the report. We look forward to reviewing the findings.
Background
The IOM convened an ad hoc committee (called the Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education). This committee tasked with addressing the current state of the science (pain research, care, pain education, and explored approaches to advance the field of pain medicine). The committee also offered the opportunity for public and pain related organizations representing the pain community the opportunity for input through several public meetings and online comments over the course of 2010 and 2011.
The report is scheduled for release publicly on June 29, at 11:00 a.m. EDT via an audio webcast. Register now to watch the live webcast or follow the IOM report information live on tweeter using the hash tag #relievingpain. After the presentation, the report will be available on www.iom.edu/relievingpain.
Register Here: http://action.painfoundation.org/site/R?i=Np51kQ9dqVBKMcQVGhoMxA
Power of Pain Foundation www.powerofpain.org

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