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National Pain Action Plan

Australia is in the grip of a chronic pain crisis.

Almost 3-and-a-quarter million Australians live with chronic pain and that number is set to balloon by another 2 million by 2050.

A new National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management has been released which calls for medicare to pick up more of the tab, for GPs to be better trained in pain management and better education for the public.

Pain Australia CEO Carol Bennett tells Mark there needs to be more of a focus on long term
management strategies rather than medication.

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