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Accidental overdose from prescription pain medication is becoming more and more common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that overdose deaths have risen 300-percent since 1999. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to reverse this trend. The key, they say, is education.
Pain. Every day. All day. More than one-fourth of all people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. It can destroy quality of life, and make even the simplest tasks difficult. Sometimes there is no cure for chronic pain. But a program at Mayo Clinic helps give patients the tools they need to get control over their pain and regain a fulfilling life.