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August 4, 2016
Alaska

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
Massachusetts

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

October 2, 2015

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.

August 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 6, 2015 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that 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

August 6, 2015
National

From New Hampshire to Hawaii, state legislatures made important progress in saving lives from cancer during their 2015 legislative sessions. But, the news was not all good as many states are still failing to pass legislation that would prevent cancer, reduce youth smoking, improve access to cancer care and significantly

July 20, 2015
National

The Maine Legislature voted to override the veto by Governor LePage on a bill that would improve access to palliative care for those suffering from cancer and other chronic diseases. Now, those diagnosed with cancer in Maine will have the needed resources for a better quality of life during and