Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation-United States, 2007-2009. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm5939.pdf
An Internet survey found that the typical patients with persistent pain takes pain medication as many as 4 times a day–including a prescription 2.6 times a day. 43% of… [ Get More Details ]
The annual direct and indirect costs of several pain-related conditions include:
$14 billion for migraines
Hu et al. 1999, Burden of Migraine in the U.S.
$189 billion for arthritis
Yelin et al. 2007, Medical… [ Get More Details ]