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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009 (H.R. 756)

For many of our clients, pain is a primary disabling condition, whatever the underlying cause. That is why we applaud any research efforts related to pain management.

The U.S. House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee approved the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009 (H.R. 756). The legislation will now move to the full House for consideration and then travel to the U.S. Senate.
If signed, the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009 would work to combat pain by authorizing a Pain Consortium at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand research on causes and treatments for pain; providing comprehensive pain care education and training for healthcare professionals; creating a national public awareness campaign on pain management; and by authorizing an Institute of Medicine conference on pain management.

To read the Bill in its entirety, go to

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pain care improvement said...

The National Pain Care Policy Act is neither ambitious enough or energetic enought to make much of a difference for pain sufferers. It doesnt require health care providers to obtain education in pain care and most health care providers have very little if any education in pain care. It doesnt provide more funding to NIH to do research on pain. It doesnt require enforcement of the prohibition against cruel and degrading treatment.
The National Pain Care Policy Act is "polite reformism"- To have the Department of Health conduct a study and develop an action plan might have been helpful forty years ago when the documentation of poor pain care and poor
research in pain care began. Now that pain care is considered a "humanitarian crises" according to a report by Human Rights Watch earlier this year- the National Pain Care Policy Act- is too little, too late.

David G. Martin said...

I agree, I myself have worked for years, in an agriculture environment, never to be slowed down by hard farm work. I never realized what I was doing to my body. I was simply earning a living. As I grew older I switched jobs to accomodate my back pain. I worked at a factory for eleven years. My chronic back pain, has taken a toll on myself and my family. A couple of years ago I reluctantly signed up for Disability. It was the hardest thing, I've ever done. I dont want to stop working. With todays Lack of labor Laws, and SSA,Denying people. Chronic pain sufferer's dont have a chance. Cant work,Cant get Disability due to age 38, too young to be disabled. Cant work,due to pain, and or pain meds. cant pay bills, cant afford to support family. Sighned David G. Martin. Another american,Lost in
Government Red Tape.....

pain management emr said...

Oh' I don't know that there is a policy for pain care before, Anyway, thanks for sharing this informative post. I am well informed.


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