I recently found out about a very necessary act which is going through Congress. It is the national Pain Care Policy Act, and I think it's vital. The act would ensure better care for chronic pain patients and overall help create processes which would actually fprovide government resources for pain issues.
It's supposedly the decade for chronic pain research, but I really haven't seen much about it, have you? I suspect it really will take a Congressional bill to make people aware of the needs those with chronic pain have. Visit
the Consensus Statement Supporting the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007
to find out more.