The American Health Care Association is supporting a new report that calls on government agencies, Congress and the medical community to address chronic pain as a public health crisis.
The report, which recently was released by The Mayday Fund, recommends that federal, state and local agencies adopt a fairer regulatory approach toward controlled prescription drugs. States must strike a balance between protecting the public through reducing drug abuse and addressing unrelieved pain. States still have laws that contain outdated requirements or “reflect poor medical practice,” according to the report. …..