By Foxnews.com

The last thing the world needs right now is more suffering.

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain,  at an annual cost of $635 billion. That’s more than we spend treating cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined.  And the incidence of pain is rising.

Worse, our efforts to treat this pain have led to a significant increase in the use of prescription pain relievers, with tragic and often ineffective outcomes.

Taken together, these trends constitute a pain crisis — one that demands a new treatment model that better balances safety and effectiveness through the responsible use of prescription drugs and alternative therapies.

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