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Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card (CY 2013)

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Pain & Policy Studies Group. Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card (CY 2013). University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Madison, Wisconsin; 2014.

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Pain & Policy Studies Group. Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card (CY 2013). University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Madison, Wisconsin; 2014.

This Progress Report Card, used in conjunction with Achieving Balance in Federal and State Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation (CY 2013), provides a framework for deciding which policies should be addressed, as well as example language to guide the development of new and more balanced policies related to the provision of pain care services. Balance in pain policy can be achieved and maintained if policymakers, healthcare professionals, and regulatory agencies work together and take advantage of available policy resources.

Achieving Balance in Federal and State Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation (CY 2013)

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Pain & Policy Studies Group.  Achieving Balance in Federal and State Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation (CY 2013).  University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.  Madison, WI; 2014.

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Pain & Policy Studies Group.  Achieving Balance in Federal and State Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation (CY 2013).  University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.  Madison, WI; 2014.

Improving Global Opioid Availability for Pain & Palliative Care: A Guide to a Pilot Evaluation of National Policy

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Cancer Center. Madison, WI; 2013.
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Cancer Center. Madison, WI; 2013.
Group. Our purpose for making these research results available is to promote education and policy
change. We ask that anyone who wishes to use the policy data published herein for the purposes of
research seek permission from the PPSG.
 
Policies are in constant flux, and the results presented herein pertain to policies adopted through
November 1, 2013. Also, the material in this report does not represent legal or medical advice.

Examining Influences on the Availability of and Access to Opioids for Pain Management and Palliative Care

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Maurer MA, Gilson AM, Husain SA, Cleary JF. Examining the Influences on the Availability of and Access to Opioids for Pain Management and Palliative Care. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 2013; 27:255-260. 

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Maurer MA, Gilson AM, Husain SA, Cleary JF. Examining the Influences on the Availability of and Access to Opioids for Pain Management and Palliative Care. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 2013; 27:255-260. 

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PPSG releases new Progress Report Card and Evaluation Guide

The PPSG is pleased to announce the release of Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card (CY 2012).  This report contains a grade for each state and the District of Columbia, which represents the extent that state policies can support pain management and patient care. PPSG researchers evaluated the content of state laws and regulatory policies to determine the presence of language that could enhance or impede pain management.
 

Improving availability of opioid pain medications: Testing the principle of balance in Latin America

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Joranson DE. Improving availability of opioid pain medications: Testing the principle of balance in Latin America. Innovations in End-of-Life Care 2003;5.

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Joranson DE. Improving availability of opioid pain medications: Testing the principle of balance in Latin America. Innovations in End-of-Life Care 2003;5.

Read the entire issue on the Innovations in End-of-Life Care Website: "A Model for Improving Access to Opioids: The Latin American Experience."  January-February 2003, Vol. 5, No.1. 

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Reform of drug control policy for palliative care in Romania

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Mosoiu D, Ryan KM, Joranson DE, Garthwaite JP. Reforming drug control policy for palliative care in Romania. Lancet 2006;367:2110-2117.

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Mosoiu D, Ryan KM, Joranson DE, Garthwaite JP. Reforming drug control policy for palliative care in Romania. Lancet 2006;367:2110-2117.

Unrelieved pain from cancer and HIV/AIDS is a substantial worldwide public-health problem. Inadequate pain relief is partly due to excessively strict national drug-control policies that constrain medical use of essential medicines such as morphine. Romania's drug-control policies are more than 35 years old and impose an antiquated regulatory system that is based on inpatient post-surgical management of acute pain that restricts prescription authority and makes access to opioid treatment difficult for outpatients with severe chronic pain due to cancer or HIV/AIDS.

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India: Opioid availability - An update

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Rajagopal MR, Joranson DE. India: opioid availability. An update. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;33:615-622.

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Rajagopal MR, Joranson DE. India: opioid availability. An update. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;33:615-622.

In India, a million people with cancer and an unknown number of people with other incurable and disabling diseases, need opioids for pain relief. Only about 0.4% of the population in need have access to them. Major barriers to access to opioids are complicated regulations and problems related to attitude and knowledge regarding pain relief and opioids among professionals and the public.

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