To help ensure policymakers and others formally tasked with the responsibility of making public policy decisions are well informed about the their decisions have on people who live with pain and the providers who care for them, PAINS developed an inaugural Policy Brief (see below) intended to provide balanced overview of the topic. Follow-up issues more singularly cover in greater detail some of the more complex policy conundrums. Be sure to sign up for PAINS updates to be notified when new briefs are published.
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The Pain Assessment Screening Tool and Outcomes Registry (PASTOR)
Impact of State Policy and Regulation on Those Living with Chronic Pain
Policy Brief: Prescription Monitoring Programs
Prescription Monitoring Programs
Considerations for Policymakers
Policy Brief: Pain & Policy Studies Group Report Card
Policy Brief 3: Summary
List of current legislative barriers for each state
Opioid Treatment Agreements or “Contracts”
Opioid Treatment Agreements
Policy Brief 4 – Insert
Policy Brief: Never Only Opioids
Policy Brief Insert: Never Only Opioids
Educational Brief: What is Biopsychosocial Pain Care?