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Canada's health minister says she won't block generic form of abused painkiller

November 19, 2012 » Ottawa

Canada's health minister says she won't block generic form of abused painkiller — By Sharon Kirkey — November 19, 2012 — OTTAWA - Canada's health minister says she will not stop generic versions of the prescription...

When the hurting won't stop

November 16, 2012 » Calgary

When the hurting won't stop: How chronic physical pain drove a Calgary teen to take his life — by Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News — November 16, 2012 12:37 PM — CALGARY - Dominic Boivin's black and brown paisley...

People in the dark about arthritis

November 15, 2012 » Ottawa

Media Alert - A full page feature surrounding rheumatoid arthritis appears in the Life Section of today's Globe and Mail. The story highlights over four million Canadians are affected by some form of...

Montreal Heart Institute

October 17, 2012 » Montreal

SUSTAINED POSITIVE IMPACT OF AN ACUTE PAIN SERVICE FOR CARDIAC SURGERY — Following the realisation of the prevalence of very high levels of pain after cardiac surgery in our institution we undertook the...

CTV interview with Lynn Cooper

October 15, 2012 » Kitchener

The link is now available online and can be viewed at: — http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=783853&playlistId=1.996394&binId=1.815923

Liberal Health Critic Supports a National Pain Strategy

September 7, 2012 » Canada

Liberal Health Critic Supports a National Pain Strategy - for details please click the following link: http://www.confrontingpain.com/liberal-health-critic-supports-national-pain-strategy/

Arthritis Society Video

September 6, 2012 » Canada

FYI – The Arthritis Society has launched a disease awareness video in a public service announcement (PSA) type format as part of their Arthritis Awareness Month efforts. It’s a patient focused...

Canadian Pain Summit - Ottawa 2012

July 25, 2012 » Ottawa

A very successful Canadian Pain Summit was held in Ottawa on April 24, 2012 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel. — The Canadian Pain Society (CPS) and the Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC), along with their...

People who are obese face higher rates of pain: study

July 8, 2012 » Canada

BY SHARON KIRKEY, POSTMEDIA NEWS JULY 8, 2012 — According to research published in the journal Obesity, overweight people reported 20 per cent higher rates of pain than "normal" weight people. — Obesity...

Canadian Pain Summit Video

May 10, 2012 » Ottawa

Click here to view select presentations from the Canadian Pain Summit

Chronic pain a growing problem, health summit hears

April 24, 2012 » Ottawa

Chronic pain a growing problem, health summit hears — By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News April 24, 2012 5:01 PM — Many patients who need opioids to help control pain can't find a family doctor willing to treat...

Veterans Deserve Better Access to Pain Care

April 19, 2012 » Toronto

Toronto, ON – April 19, 2012 – As our soldiers return home fromAfghanistan, many will be requiring long term care to manage injuries sustained while ontour. Modern military medicine has led...

Better armour, treatment saves more wounded soldiers

April 18, 2012 » Edmonton

Better armour, treatment saves more wounded soldiers, but many left in chronic pain — By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News April 18, 2012 2:18 PM — — EDMONTON - Major Mark Campbell who lost both legs to an...

CPS Members meet with Globe and Mail

April 16, 2012 » Toronto


New Canadian Treatment Guidelines for Chronic Chest Pain Sufferers

April 9, 2012 » Toronto

Toronto, On – April 9, 2012 – Each year, tens of thousands of Canadians go to emergency rooms for chest pain. Of these, a growing number suffer from persistent forms of chest pain which are...

We Need A War on Pain A Lot More Than We Need A War on Drugs

March 6, 2012 » Ontario

Dear CPC Members, — — — Please see Andre Picard's powerful chronic pain feature which appears in today’s edition of the Globe and Mail. — — "We need a War on Pain a lot more than we need a War...

CBC News Story - Expect OxyContin health crisis, warns First Nations leader

February 21, 2012 » Toronto

Canadian Pain Summit – Media Statement — Prescription Drug Addiction is a Complex Societal Problem — National Pain Strategy Provides a Blueprint Solution — Toronto, On – February 21, 2012...