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The American Chronic Pain Association 

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals.

 

 Alliance for Aging Research
Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance was founded in 1986 to promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process. 

 
 Evidence-based Health Care?
What is Evidence-based Health Care? Evidence-based Health Care (EBH) is a concept of determining a patient’s treatment by combining balanced amounts of scientific evidence, physician judgment and expertise, and patient experience. Scientific Proof + Doctor’s Expertise + Patient’s Experiences = Evidence-based Health Care
 
 FDA
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
 
Buying Medical Products Online (a service of the FDA)
Information about things to consider when buying medical products online.
 
National Institute of Health
NIH is the nation's medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.
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