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'A Call for Change' campaign addresses greatest pain management issues — 5 takeaways Featured

By  Megan Wood | Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:29
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A new campaign, "A Call for a Change," is committed to sparking the conversation of pain management options and accessibility.

Here are five takeaways:

 

1. Specifically, the campaign hones in on the opioid epidemic, noting how regulations have affected those with chronic pain.

 

2. The campaign addresses the issue of increasingly restricting opioid prescribing guidelines. While these may help curb opioid abuse, they're also limiting access to chronic pain sufferers who use the drugs appropriately.

 

3. "A Call for Change" will release videos and editorials throughout the rest of the year. The content will feature patients living with chronic pain as well as technologies helping ease the opioid epidemic, among other issues.

 

4. The following organizations founded the initiative:

 

• American Chronic Pain Association
• U.S. Pain Foundation
• Alliance for Balanced Pain Management
• Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
• Collegium Pharmaceutical
• Academy of Integrative Pain Management
• Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence

 

5. The campaign launched Oct. 9.

 

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