Ahead of the President’s State of the Union Address, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the President to emphasize the need for continued bipartisan support for increased federal investment in the fight against cancer.
Pain Relief Press Releases
Washington, D.C.--Today ACS CAN filed comments with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding proposed clinical practice guidelines for prescribing opioids.
State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures.
Illinois falls short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to help cancer patients manage pain, according to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.” The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the report today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final Medicare rule yesterday that did not include a proposal that would have set hard limits on opioid pain medication at the pharmacy unless an insurer authorized special permission for a larger dose.
New Report Shows Significant Opportunities Remain for States to Pass Policies to Save Lives and Money from Cancer
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
ACS CAN has released the annual report that rates each state on their public policies in 10 issue areas that can help fight cancer, prevent cancer, and make life better for patients.
Anchorage, AK – August 4, 2016 – Alaska is doing well but needs to improve its policies to make pain treatment, including use of pain medications like opioids, available to cancer patients and others with serious illnesses, according to a new report funded by the
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network filed comments late yesterday on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Draft Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2016.