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  • U.S. Senate to Address Chronic Pain in Landmark Hearing

    HELP Committee Hearing to Examine Obstacles to Relief, Feature Testimony from Chronic Pain Research Alliance Leaders

    WASHINGTON, DC; February 14, 2012; The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will today convene the first ever hearing on chronic pain, a growing public health epidemic that affects 116 million Americans at an annual cost of $635 billion in lost productivity and health care expenditures.

  • Womens Health Advocates Praise Scheduling of Historic Senate Hearing

    HELP Committee to Examine Ways to Tackle Epidemic of Chronic Pain, Builds on Landmark 2011 Institute of Medicine Study

    WASHINGTON, DC; February 2, 2012; The Chronic Pain Research Alliance (CPRA) today hailed the U.S. Senate's announcement that on February 14, 2012, it will hold a hearing to examine the issue of chronic pain, a growing public health epidemic that affects 116 million Americans at an annual cost of $635 billion in lost productivity and health care expenditures.

  • Consumers, Health Professionals and Advocates Hail Release of Landmark Institute of Medicine Report on Relieving Pain in America

    Report Provides Roadmap for Tackling Problem for 116 Million Americans

    WASHINGTON, DC; June 29, 2011; A broad group of consumers, health professionals and advocates today - including members of the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women - joined to release a statement praising the Institute of Medicine's Relieving Pain in America: Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Treatment and Research, tackling a major health problem that impacts 116 million Americans and costs over $500 billion a year.

  • Women's Advocates Confront Silent and Costly Epidemic Of Chronic Pain

    Updated Report Identifies Cost Saving Solutions

    WASHINGTON, DC; June 24, 2011; The Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women today released its 2011 health care policy recommendations, which could save the government billions of dollars in wasted healthcare costs

  • Public Testimony

    Terrie Cowley, President, The TMJ Association, Ltd. on behalf of The Chronic Pain Research Alliance

    Chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, temporomandibular disorders and vulvodynia are just six comorbid conditions of a cluster of poorly understood and neglected pain conditions.

  • Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women Applauds the Historic Effort to Improve Pain Research, Care and Education

    Press Release: The Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women

    WASHINGTON D.C. (November 22, 2010); The organizational leaders of the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women applaud the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) for beginning a historic review of the state of pain research, care and education in America.

  • The Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women Applauds Senate Committee Action to Help Millions of Women

    Press Release: The Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women

    WASHINGTON D.C. (August 3, 2010); The Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for including language in its Fiscal Year 2011 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations Bill that directs federal agencies to advance research and promote awareness of neglected chronic pain conditions that predominantly affect women.

  • Campaign Centers on Women's Pain

    South Bend Tribune, June 8, 2010

    South Bend Tribune, June 8, 2010 The Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women kicked off May 19 with an event on Capitol Hill, a new report about women's pain and the launch of a website and a video called "Through the Maze", the Washington Post reports.

  • Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women Launched: Endometriosis Association Part of Fight to End Discrimination Against Women in US Healthcare

    Endometriosis Association's Newsletter, September 2010

    The Endometriosis Association joined the three other member organizations of the Overlapping Conditions Alliance at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on May 19th to launch the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women. Thirty-five representatives from more tha