$3 million gift from Purdue Pharma to support MGH Pain Program

A significant gift to the Massachusetts General Hospital from Purdue Pharma L.P. of Stamford, Conn., will support a range of programs aimed at improving the understanding and management of the most common symptom of illness and injury - pain. The $3 million commitment from the Purdue Pharma Fund will be used to develop and expand opportunities for health care professionals to learn more about the wide range of tools and techniques for managing and treating pain. The grant also will be used to enhance the hospital's clinical research efforts focused on pain.

To recognize this contribution, the hospital's pain program will be named the MGH Purdue Pharma Pain Center.

"Purdue Pharma and the MGH share an unwavering commitment to finding ways to alleviate acute and chronic pain," says Jane Ballantyne, MD, an MGH anesthesiologist and director of the hospital's Pain Center. "Too many people today continue to experience pain despite the increasing number of pain relief measures available. This generous gift from Purdue will assist us in finding ways to clear up misconceptions and misunderstandings about pain and provide caregivers with the knowledge and resources they need to help patients who are suffering from pain, perhaps needlessly."

The educational initiatives that the Purdue gift will support at the MGH include development of courses that will offer educators in the health professions up-to-date information about pain along with the educational tools and effective teaching methods they need. Other efforts involve sponsoring continuing medical education courses for medical professionals and developing and distributing educational materials such as books, pamphlets, posters, slides and presentations.

Pain management is a relatively new field, according to Ballantyne. Dealing with pain as an entity itself rather than as just a symptom of an underlying disorder has become more of a focus in recent years as scientists have advanced th

Contact: Michelle Marcella
Massachusetts General Hospital

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense Innovator Award
2. 9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
3. Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
4. Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers
5. Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
6. $4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new childrens hospital
7. NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure
8. Worlds biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched
9. Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
10. NIH awards USC $8.7 million to study tobacco use in China
11. New surgical procedure could save millions

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/15/2019)... ... , ... Heritage Woods of Rockford Administrator Jaclyn O’Keefe has been named Administrator ... is part of the NCAL Awards Program, which recognizes exemplary assisted living caregivers. Honorees ... year’s recipients is that they all go out of their way to ensure assisted ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... , ... New Hampshire-based Vera Roasting Company , makers of the only ... line of CBD-infused coffees with the release of a new higher-dosage organic Wellness ... “We are excited to expand our CBD-infused product lines to include a more potent ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... ... Today, consumers are taking a harder look at what goes into their bodies. ... levels. The trick is finding food and beverages that are delicious and nutritious to ... created Chase – a delicious, guilt free cocktail mixer that doesn’t compromise ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... ... August 12, 2019 , ... Injured ... to donations received through the 4th annual Lockton Warfighter Sports Charity Challenge being ... , Participating in the event again this year will be fifty ...
(Date:8/9/2019)... ... August 09, 2019 , ... ... its second opioid treatment program (OTP) in Ohio. MedMark Lebanon will provide medically-supervised ... The clinic, located at 1521 Walmart Drive, is now accepting patients. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2019)... , ... August 15, 2019 , ... Men’s Health Memorial ... with health care experts and learn how to regain their strength and vitality. ... taking the first step to do something about it is not always easy,” said ...
(Date:8/15/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Inc. magazine revealed that Skysis is No. ... nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most ... Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ANDOVER, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... August 14, 2019 ... ... Andover, Massachusetts, is continuing its research and development of its drug platform GVT ... Illness (GWI), ALS, and Parkinson’s disease among others. Overwhelming data from multiple animal ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: