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Pain Education

Pain Education & Advocacy

Pain affects millions of Americans each year and is one of the top reasons people seek medical care. Chronic pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity.1

Purdue regularly provides healthcare professionals with important information about assessment and management of pain, including proper prescribing of opioid analgesics as well as other educational resources in the area of pain management.

Purdue’s resources and efforts in the areas of pain education are through grants as well as Purdue Web sites such as:

      • In the Face of Pain®
      • Patient Evaluation Resources For Opioid Risk Management (PERFORM)
      • Partners Against Pain®

In the Face of Pain®

In the Face of Pain® is an online pain advocacy resource that provides inspiration, pain-related news, downloadable materials and tools to inform and empower people with pain, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and other concerned individuals to take action and advocate for appropriate and effective pain care. Get started with In the Face of Pain®.

Patient Evaluation Resources For Opioid Risk Management (PERFORM®)

PERFORM® is designed to provide information and opioid risk tools to assess the possibility of medication misuse.This free online resource was developed in conjunction with key expert advisors Charles E. Argoff, MD, Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA, Steven D. Passik, PhD, and Russell K. Portenoy, MD. Read More >

Partners Against Pain®

Partners Against Pain® is a resource that serves patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to help alleviate unnecessary suffering by advancing standards of pain care through education and advocacy.

Learn More about Partners Against Pain®.

Grants & Giving

Another key component of Purdue’s support for healthcare education is through providing grants for independent, certified and non-certified educational activities and materials to healthcare professional associations, healthcare institutions, and organizations for national, regional, state, and local programs.


Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Report. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, 2011. The National Academies Press, Washington DC.

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