Released: 9-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT
Inadequate Pain Research Funding Hampers Effort to Find Safer and More Effective Treatments
American Pain Society

Funding for pain research remains at disproportionately low levels despite overwhelming evidence that untreated and undertreated chronic pain is the costing the nation more than $600 billion a year in medical costs and lost work time, and is expected to soar even higher as the population continues to age. Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, is president of the American Pain Society and an outspoken advocate for increased public and private funding support for basic science and clinical pain research.