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AAFP Weighs In on NIH's Draft National Pain Strategy

Academy Strongly Supports More Physician Education on Pain Treatment

May 22, 2015 05:17 pm — In response to NIH's request for comments on a draft National Pain Strategy document developed by the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee, the AAFP expressed support for the draft document and the need for additional voluntary education and training to help physicians better treat their patients' pain.

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