American Pain Association Responds

The American Pain Association responds in this statement.

They note that the front page New York Times piece failed to mention, namely that the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health as well as the American College of Rheumatology's.

They correctly note that the article -
  • "belittles the reality of people suffering from pain."
  • "demonstrates not only a lack of understanding of the human response to pain, but also a serious lack of human compassion..."
  • "further stigmatizes"
Thank you American Pain Association