Blog posts matching "Pain Relief"

July 28, 2016

Bipartisan Opioid Legislation Signed into Law

Congress passed legislation to address the national public health issue of prescription drug abuse. The new law, the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act (CARA), is an example of a balanced policy that not only addresses opioid addiction, but also includes provisions to help us better understand and treat chronic pain.

June 16, 2016

Guest Post: Living with Chronic Pain after Cancer

ACS CAN and the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines joined together on Capitol Hill to address the critical need to preserve patient access to pain medications as policymakers work to adopt legislation to curb opioid abuse.

August 15, 2013

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

Unfortunately, for most of you the answer to the question above is Š—“not well.Š— According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, many state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only generate new revenue and long-term health savings, but also save lives.

August 14, 2012

Majority of States Not Measuring Up on Laws to Fight Cancer

A new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? shows that the majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer. The report ranks where states stand on these issues that play a critical role in reducing cancer incidence and death. It measures seven specific issues.

July 20, 2012

Legislation Introduced Would Improve PatientsŠ—' Quality of Life

It goes without question that our nation has made significant progress in the treatment of cancer. Today, we are saving 350 more lives per day than we were in 1990. However, as doctors focus on the treatment of a patientŠ—'s cancer, the patientsŠ—' comfort and concerns are frequently overlooked.