Category: Persistent Pain

March 3, 2016

HROTW: Video on What to Know About OTC Meds

Our Health Resource of the Week is a new video that introduces you to what you need to know about over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications. 
March 2, 2016

Before Seeking Relief, Know Your OTC Pain Medication

The Alliance for Aging Research has debuted two animated “pocket films” focused on educating consumers about how to safely choose, take, and store OTC pain medication.
March 2, 2016

Press Kit for OTC Pain Medication Safe Use and Storage Films

This is the press kit for the OTC pain medication films. 
February 10, 2016

HROTW: Quiz on OTC Pain Medications

This Health Resource of the Week challenges you to test your knowledge about OTC pain medications.
February 5, 2016

New Pocket Films on Safe Medication Usage and Storage

The Alliance has released two new pocket films on safe OTC pain medication use and storage.
January 12, 2016

Comment Letter on CDC Opioid Guidelines

The Alliance for Aging Research wrote a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting modifications to the 2016 CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Specifically, the Alliance recommended the CDC modify the guidelines by:  Including a statement calling for further investment of federal resources into clinical research to assist providers in tailoring long-term opioid use. Requiring Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide an updated clinical evidence review of the guidelines Calling on public and private payers to broadly cover the cost of non-pharmacologic interventions for pain sufferers.  Adding more resources to on the safe use of non-opioid pain treatment Removing the non-evidenced based dosage recommendations Removing the time/specific pill limit for acute pain treatment
December 10, 2015

U.S. Pain Foundation Comments Regarding Legislation on Opioid Management, Incorporating Medical Expertise Act

The Alliance and other organizations signed on with this December 10, 2015, letter produced by the U.S. Pain Foundation focused on Draft Legislation HR 4063, Promoting Responsible Opioid Management and Incorporating Medical Expertise Act.
October 7, 2015

Talking about Your Medicines

Today we want to talk about your medicines, as October serves as Talk about Your Medicines Month. 
September 23, 2015

HROTW: Infographic on What Americans Feel about Pain

For our Health Resource of the Week, we share this infographic to make you aware about what Americans feel about pain and what they do to treat it.
March 10, 2015

Infographic on Pain Incidence and Management

Today we released a survey of 1,600 Americans ages 18 and over that reveals insights on pain and OTC pain medications. This infographic offers a summary of the results.