Updates matching "Pain Relief"

August 3, 2017

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.

July 21, 2017

Step Therapy Health insurance step therapy protocols can be useful to save costs and establish best practices, but when a patient has already failed on a particular treatment option or when a doctor knows the first step of the protocol will not work for a specific patient, the patients

May 15, 2017

Throughout the 2017 state legislative session, ACS CAN Hawaii-Pacific has been monitoring, gathering support, and testifying on legislation that would aid cancer patients. Our legislative recap of this session is below: HPV Legislation SB 514 has been transmitted to the Governor’s office. As you are aware, this legislation allows

August 11, 2016
Rhode Island

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.

August 4, 2016

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 American Cancer Society

July 31, 2016

Update on the status of the 2015-2016 access to pain medication bill.

July 20, 2016

We were running on empty when our 2016 Legislative Session ended at 5:30 AM on Saturday, June 18th. However, with the help of our phenomenal volunteers, we were able to accomplish big wins for 2016. Reducing the Toll of Tobacco Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding: ACS CAN worked to

July 19, 2016

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) works hard to call attention to the nationwide issue of unrelieved pain. This is important because patients often face significant barriers to pain treatment. Pain is also a huge contributor to rising health care costs, which is already a substantial financial

July 12, 2016
New York

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Marc Kaplan American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (518) 796-1038 [email protected] New Report: New York State Gets a B in Enacting Balanced Pain Management Policies for Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases New Report Card Shows Just