Category Archive for: ‘Government Policy’

In Medicine, Falling for Fake Innovation

May 27, 2012, 7:49 pm By EZEKIEL J. EMANUEL THE sleek, four-armed “da Vinci” robot has been called a breakthrough technology for procedures like prostate surgery. “Imagine,” the manufacturer says, “having the benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities.” That’s just the kind of …

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The National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009

How Organizations & Support Groups Can Expand Congressional Sponsorshipby American Pain FoundationMarch 5, 2009 “This bill will make pain care and pain management a public health priority.” The American Pain Foundation applauds the United States House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee for adopting The National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009 (H.R.756)* on March 4, 2009. The legislation will …

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