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September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month! Lotus Clinical Research’s mission is to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse by inventing and validating scientific technologies that improve analgesic study design and conduct. We invent and operationalize research methods that will improve the efficiency of analgesic clinical trials.  Our goal is that these improved research methods will facilitate the discovery of novel analgesics that reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse and provide the needed pain relief to the over 100 million people in the US living with pain.
  • Almost 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have chronic pain
  • There are 100 million people in the US living with some form of pain
  • 50 million Americans live with chronic pain
  • Of that number, 20 million live with high-impact chronic pain, or pain that significantly limits daily activities
  • Pain costs the United States an estimated $635 billion a year in terms of lost productivity and medical costs
  • Pain is the number one reason Americans visit the doctor
  • Pain is the leading cause of long-term disability in adults
  • The National Institutes of Health dedicates only 2 percent of its budget to pain research
(American Chronic Pain Association & US Pain Foundation #PainAwarenessMonth