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IOM Report Calls for Cultural Transformation of Attitudes Toward Pain and Its Prevention and Management
Released: 6/29/2011

Every year, at least 116 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition that costs the nation between $560 billion and $635 billion annually, says a new report from the IOM. Much of this pain is preventable or could be better managed, added the committee that wrote the report.

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Pain Care Improvements Recommended in IOM Report Releasing June 29
Released: 6/21/2011

Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Treatment, and Research presents the findings and recommendations from an IOM committee convened to identify barriers to pain care and ways to overcome these obstructions.

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