WASHINGTON, D.C. May 23, 2016 The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the introduction of the STOP Pain Act (H.R. 5249) bipartisan legislation that would work to expand research on chronic pain at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Patient Quality of Life Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 6, 2016 æSen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation last night that would reduce suffering and improve the quality of life of patients and their families by better coordinating their care and addressing the often debilitating symptoms of disease and treatment.
HHS Releases First Ever Coordinated Plan for Reducing Burden of Pain That Affects Millions of Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 18, 2016 æThe National Pain Strategy, released today by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health at the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 16, 2016 The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for marking up two bills today that take a critical balanced step to address the misuse and abuse of opioid medications.
Final CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline Could Have Unintended Consequences for Cancer Survivors Living with Chronic Pain
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 15, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the final CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
A statement from ACS CAN President Chris Hansen follows:
Reps. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would improve the experience of cancer patients and their families by better coordinating their care from the point of diagnosis and addressing the often debilitating symptoms of treatment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. September 15, 2014 More than 600 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district are on Capitol Hill this week to ask their members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority.
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 25, 2014 Following is a statement from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on the Drug Enforcement Administration 's (DEA) move to restrict access to hydrocodone combination products.
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 21, 2014 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, DC A growing number of states are enacting policy measures that promote the delivery of effective pain management, according to a report released today.