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National Survey of Physicians Reveals Common Misperceptions Concerning Misuse and Abuse of Opioids in Light of New Government Statistics
Date:9/15/2010

Census Region, specialty, practice (office or hospital-based) and number of patients. The margin of error of the study is +/- 4.4%.

About the American Pain FoundationFounded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation (APF) is an independent nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy and support. The mission of APF is to improve the quality of life of people by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management. For more information, visit www.painfoundation.org.

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