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Millions and Counting - Sharon Kirkey Chronic Pain Series

October 4, 2011 » Ottawa

Dear CPC Members,

A series on pain by Sharon Kirkey, reporter for Postmedia has been released this week. Please see the links to the many articles published so far.She has "been overwhelmed by the feedback from readers, and it will form several follow-up stories in the days ahead." These articles will help to spreadthe facts and true realities about living with chronic pain. Please share them with your family, friends and colleagues.

CPC congratulates Sharon Kirkey for the success and influence of her series. We understand that the exposure for the articles is 10 million people. We thank theCPC members who came forward to be interviewed for the series. Some of them have been featured in the articles below.

Please find below a summary of Sharon Kirkey's chronic pain series coverage to-date. Each article is accompanied by a video:

"You mean this isn't going to go away?"

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Ottawa Citizen

Calgary Herald

Edmonton Journal

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http://www.canada.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.timescolonist.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.theprovince.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.windsorstar.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.leaderpost.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/mean+this+going+away+accident+teacher+turned+author+down+painful+path/5491537/story.html

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/mean+this+going+away/5492317/story.html

"The worst part is you can't see pain"; Former administrative assistant can no longer work now that her entire body has been affected

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Vancouver Sun

Ottawa Citizen

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http://www.canada.com/news/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/todays-paper/worst+part+pain/5492578/story.html

http://www.windsorstar.com/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.theprovince.com/health/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.timescolonist.com/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Just+breathing+makes+hurt+more+chronic+pain+sufferer+says/5488967/story.html

Stamping out skepticism; Canadian research on cutting edge of efforts to detect, measure severity

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Vancouver Sun

Ottawa Citizen

Windsor Star

Regina Leader-Post

Edmonton Journal

Calgary Herald

Ottawa Citizen

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Victoria Times Colonist

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http://www.canada.com/health/burden+proof/5490697/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Stamping+skepticism/5492577/story.html

http://www.windsorstar.com/health/Canadian+research+cutting+edge+efforts+validate+chronic+pain/5488936/story.html

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/burden+proof/5490697/story.html

http://www.timescolonist.com/health/will+stop+pain+part+burden+proof/5490697/story.html

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Special+series+burden+proof/5490772/story.html

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/burden+proof/5490697/story.html?cid=megadrop_story

http://www.theprovince.com/health/burden+proof/5490697/story.html?cid=megadrop_story

http://www.leaderpost.com/health/burden+proof/5490697/story.html

http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=5490697

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Canadian+research+cutting+edge+efforts+validate+chronic+pain/5488936/story.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Canadian+research+cutting+edge+efforts+validate+chronic+pain/5488936/story.html

Salvation or slippery slope?; Fears about addiction, abuse keep pain sufferers from effective drugs

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Ottawa Citizen

Calgary Herald

Edmonton Journal

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http://www.canada.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope/5491287/story.html

http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain/5491287/story.html?cid=megadrop_story

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain/5491287/story.html

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain/5491287/story.html

http://www.theprovince.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain+sufferers/5491287/story.html?cid=megadrop_story

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain/5491287/story.html?cid=megadrop_story

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain/5491287/story.html

http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain+sufferers/5491287/story.htmlv

http://www.windsorstar.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain+sufferers/5491287/story.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain/5491287/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Salvation+slippery+slope+Fears+about+addiction+abuse+keep+pain+sufferers/5491287/story.html

Who will stop the pain? Canada's invisible epidemic of suffering / Treating the invisible affliction; Inside the world of unrelenting, incapacitating and life-altering pain: first in a series of articles

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Ottawa Citizen

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Times Colonist

Vancouver Sun

Regina Leader-Post

Windsor Star

Montreal Gazette

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http://www.canada.com/health/pain/live+this+life+pain+Canadians+with+chronic+pain+struggling+find+help+hope/5485126/story.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Treating+invisible+affliction/5491961/story.html

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Canadians+with+chronic+pain+struggle+find+help+hope/5487456/story.html

http://www.theprovince.com/live+this+life+pain+Canadians+with+chronic+pain+struggling+find+help+hope/5488608/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/live+this+life+pain/5487941/story.html

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Canadians+living+with+agony+chronic+pain/5487718/story.html

http://www.timescolonist.com/health/will+stop+pain/5488252/story.html

http://www.windsorstar.com/Chronic+pain+invisible+enemy/5487040/story.html

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/will+stop+pain/5486732/story.html

http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Crisis+costs+country+billions+annually/5486592/story.html