The Mayday Fund
A Call to Revolutionize Chronic Pain Care in America An Opportunity in Health Care Reform

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Click here [PDF] to download the report of the Mayday Fund Special Committee on Pain and the Practice of Medicine.Read the Roll Call op-ed authored by the Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Russell Portenoy and Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer here.

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Gina Libby, age 40, has suffered from lower back pain for 20 years.She traces the pain back to corrective surgery she had in 1990 for a condition called scoliosis, a curving of the spine. Surgeons fused the bones in her spine together and held them in place with metal rods.

At first, the pain was mild…
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View the Special Committee's Recommendations:
  • Recomendation 1
  • Recomendation 2
  • Recomendation 3
  • Recomendation 4
  • Recomendation 5
  • Recomendation 6
  • Recomendation 7
  • Recomendation 8
  • Recomendation 9
  • Recomendation 10
  • Recomendation 11
  • Recomendation 12