Pain Management Partnership: Pharmacists & Patients Working Together

Pain Management Partnership: Pharmacists & Patients Working Together

When: Saturday, March 27, 2004Time: 2:00 " 3:00 p.m. (Pacific)Where: Washington State Convention Center (Room 203), Seattle, Washington This briefing will be moderated by James Appleby, Senior Vice President, American Pharmacists Association.

Attendees will learn about the latest and upcoming Pain Management Partnership resources for pharmacists, college of pharmacy faculty, and pharmacy students. The Pain Management Partnership was launched in August of 2002 by the American Pharmacists Association (formerly the American Pharmaceutical Association), in partnership with Purdue Pharma, L.P. The partnership aims to address the issues of appropriate pain management and prescription drug abuse. This event also is an opportunity for the media to be introduced to some of the APhA Rx Media Advisors who will be present at APhA2004, APhA's annual meeting and exposition (Seattle, Washington, March 26-30, 2004).

Chronic pain (adapted from the book jacket of "The Truth About Chronic Pain" by Arthur Rosenfeld):

Affects as many as 75 million Americans* Ranges from headaches to pain associated with cancer, arthritis, and a host of degenerative disorders Chronic pain is undertreated or untreated, due to * insurance company limits* misconceptions and misplaced stoicism* fears of painkiller addiction


Bruce Canaday, PharmD, BCPSDirector, Department of PharmacotherapyCoastal AHECWilmington, NC Arthur RosenfeldAuthor and Writer"The Truth About Chronic Pain" James Appleby, RPhSenior Vice President Business DevelopmentAmerican Pharmacists Association

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