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Washington and Oregon Residents Fighting for Pain Management

Sep 21, 2011 - 0 comments

Attention: Washington and Oregon State Residents

Article From the American Pain Foundation (2011)

http://action.painfoundation.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=13682.0&printer_friendly=1

The American Pain Foundation (APF) commends the Seattle Times for its article, “New Pain-Management Rules Leave Patients Hurting.” The article fairly portrays the struggles faced by people with pain in Washington state as they try to access appropriate and effective pain care. This uphill battle is one we are facing together as a community. There is growing concern that people with pain in Washington face discrimination at every turn in their search for timely and appropriate pain care.  If this article resonates with you, we invite you to submit your comments to the Seattle Times.

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Thank you for your help — together, we can make a difference by speaking out for the rights of people with pain!

American Pain Foundation

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