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Removing roadblocks to patient care
North County Times

The impact of chronic pain cannot be measured or tested. It is not seen on X-rays, test results or blood work, yet pain continues to be a debilitating disease for more than an estimated 100 million people in the United States. Many suffer needlessly without relief.

In California, pain patients can go weeks, months and even years without the proper medication to alleviate their suffering. Why? Because in California, insurers often refuse to initially cover doctor-prescribed, FDA-approved treatment.