Policy Alerts & Updates

WEBINAR: Implementation of the National Pain Strategy: Moving Toward Improving Health and Quality of Life of Individuals Living with Chronic Pain 

Hosted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health and the National Institutes of Health Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 8:30AM – 4:30PM ET The goals of this meeting are to share information about NPS implementation activities, to hear about external partner...

Proposed CDC Guidelines for Opoid Prescribing Could Unintendedly Make the Burden of Chronic Pain Greater for Millions of Americans

by Myra Christopher, PAINS Director Several months ago the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that it was their plan to develop guidelines for opioid prescribing. Since then there has been much speculation and concern about this initiative among those...