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Official website launch of Pain Alliance Europe (PAE)
Pan-European alliance for chronic pain patients presents new website in EU Parliament
Invited by Member of European Parliament Jim Higgins (Ireland) the Pain Alliance Europe will officially launch its new website www.pae-eu.eu in the European Parliament on 28 March 2012. The pan-European network of 18 non-governmental organisations from 11 EU countries was officially founded on 29 November 2011. It aims to bring together national and local organisations and patient groups which represent patient interest in addressing the issue of chronic pain at European level.
Already one in every four Europeans is suffering from excruciating pain, 100 million alone in the 27 EU states with half of them not being treated or even taken seriously. Whereas rheumatic, orthopedic and cancer pains are recognized ailments with many groups lobbying for their recognition and proper treatment, chronic pain as a disease is virtually unknown to healthcare professionals and the general public at large.