Kaleo Joins US Pain Management Organizations in ‘America Starts Talking’ Campaign to Educate Public on Safe Opioid Use

Kaleo Joins US Pain Management Organizations in ‘America Starts Talking’ Campaign to Educate Public on Safe Opioid Use
Privately-owned pharmaceutical company Kaleo, has just partnered with some of the country's most prominent authorities in pain management to kick off America Starts Talking, a campaign geared towards providing healthcare givers, patients, families and friends a reliable venue to discuss and learn about the safe use of prescription opioid pain medications. Joining Kaleo are the American Academy of Pain Management, American Chronic Pain Association, The Pain Community and U.S. Pain Foundation. Anyone concerned about or wishing to learn more is encouraged to visit the campaign's official website: AmericaStartsTalking.com. The website contains vital and easy to understand information about the safe use of these pain management medications, potential side effects, and how to recognize and respond in an opioid emergency, such as accidental overdose. Estimates show that millions of Americans rely on a form of prescription opioid medication to manage pain. These agents, however, tend to cause a number of side effects that can affect one's daily quality of life, and can actually be life-threatening. In fact, an average of 44 people in the US die every day from prescription opioids, with over 80% of these deaths classified as unintentional. "As someone who has lived with pain for over 40 years, I understand how crucial a role medications play in managing symptoms and the stigma that can go hand-in-hand with this type of prescribed therapy," said Penney Cowan, founder an
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