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The global pain crisis : what everyone needs to know

Author: Judy Foreman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tens of millions of people around the world live with chronic pain - many in such severe pain they are disabled by it. The Institute of Medicine estimates that chronic pain costs the U.S. alone $560 to $635 billion a year in direct medical costs and lost productivity. Morphine, an effective painkiller, costs only three cents a dose, yet because of excessive regulation in many countries, it is unavailable to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Foreman
ISBN: 9780190259242 0190259248 9780190259235 019025923X
OCLC Number: 956583796
Description: xix, 380 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: What is chronic pain? --
Who is hardest hit by chronic pain? --
The opioid mess in the United States --
The opioid mess worldwide --
Marijuana --
Western medicine treatments for chronic pain --
Complementary and alternative medicine treatments for chronic pain --
The way forward --
Appendix I : Resources --
Appendix II : Treatments for pain.
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Judy Foreman.

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In The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), renowned health journalist Judy Foreman addresses the most important questions about chronic pain: what is it, who does it affect most,  Read more...

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