More than 20 states have passed so-called "Right-to-Try" laws that give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs. What bypassing the F.D.A. could mean for clinical trials, treatment outcomes and patient safety.
New rules require most American hospitals to measure and record pain as a vital sign. The regulation is designed to address the longstanding criticism that doctors and other health care providers under-treat their patients’ pain. A panel talks about the latest finding on pain management and its role in the treatment of short- and long-term illness.
- Jim Guest of the American Pain Foundation
- Susan McBeth Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
- Dr. Veronica Mitchell director of pain management services at Georgetown University Hospital
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