The annual cost of pain is greater (in 2010$) than the annual cost of heart disease ($309 billion), cancer ($243 billion), and diabetes ($188 billion)–and nearly 30% higher than the… [ Get More Details ]
During the 4-year period between 2005 and 2008, 5.7% of the U.S. population reported using opioids for pain.
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An Internet survey found that 94% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids report at least one major impact on their lives from pain–3 in 4 (77%) report feeling depressed,… [ Get More Details ]
A study of people with persistent pain found that they were 2.5 times more likely to think about suicide than those without pain, 3.5 times more likely to plan suicide,… [ Get More Details ]