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Patient Quality of Life Press Releases

January 12, 2017

Stillwater senator introduces bill to improve palliative care statewide

“The biggest challenges Minnesotans face with receiving palliative care are a lack of education about what it is and a shortage of trained providers,” Housley explained, “An advisory council would help us determine how to address those needs in rural communities, big cities, and everywhere in between.”

July 8, 2016

House Passes Bipartisan Opioid Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 8, 2016 Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act (CARA), which includes provisions to address the use and abuse of opioid medications.

June 16, 2016

ACS CAN and the Alliance Host Roundtable Briefing to Address Chronic Pain Management

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (Alliance), are bringing together patients, advocates, health care professionals and industry experts for an open discussion on the importance of preserving patient access to pain medications when appropriate as policy makers work to adopt new policies to deter opioid abuse and misuse.