Pain Foundation’s Drug Money Was A Shame, But So Is Group’s Demise

ProPublica reports that The American Pain Foundation has shut down just as two U.S. senators are launching a probe into the heavy financial support it received from painkiller-makers. Syndicated columnist Judy Foreman, author of the upcoming book “A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem,” considers the news and its background.

Blue Cross on Pain Reliever Abuse

It is wonderful that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is concerned about pain reliever abuse and that the company has consulted with some physicians about ways to curb it.