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J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2015 Sep;29(3):212-27. doi: 10.3109/15360288.2015.1047553.

The US Congressional "Decade on Pain Control and Research" 2001-2011: A Review.


In 2000, the United States Congress proclaimed the decade commencing January 1, 2001, as the "Decade of Pain Control and Research." This review examines the progress, setbacks, and controversies in public policy, pain education, advocacy, ethics, and the law through this decade. Critical developments including the rise and fall of the consensus on the doctrine of balance in opioid policies, the respective roles of federal and state bodies, the surge of and response to the diversion and abuse of prescription medication, initiatives in education and advocacy, and reforms to state pain policies and laws shall be examined.


advocacy; decade on pain control and research; education; policy

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