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26th Napa Pain Conference

NPC26-Su1 - Federal Initiatives for Improving Pain Care & Addressing the Opioid Crisis


Aug 18, 2019 8:45am ‐ Aug 18, 2019 9:45am


Description


Federal Initiatives for Improving Pain Care & Addressing the Opioid Crisis



Target Audience: Clinicians treating acute or chronic pain, healthcare advocates, community organizers


Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Support the analytical and clinical validation of candidate biomarkers for use in the discovery and development of non-opiate alternatives to the treatment of pain conditions


Description

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 million US adults are affected by chronic pain. 25 million report severe pain on a daily basis, and 20 million have high impact chronic pain.

In 2018 the NIH launched Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM (HEAL), a $500M/year initiative to address the opioid crisis by improving treatments for pain and addiction and reduce deaths caused by opioid overdose.



Additional Reading

  • Johannes, C. B., Le, T. K., Zhou, X., Johnston, J. A., & Dworkin, R. H. (2010). The prevalence of chronic pain in United States adults: results of an internet-based survey. The Journal of Pain, 11(11), 1230-1239.
  • Olsen, Y. (2016). The CDC guideline on opioid prescribing: rising to the challenge. JAMA, 315(15), 1577-1579.

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