AIDS TREATMENT NEWS Issue #225, June 16, 1995
Educational materials on cancer and AIDS pain management are
now available on the World Wide Web (http://www.roxane.com/).
Materials include newsletters, clinical articles, slides, a
schedule of upcoming seminars, and the cancer pain management
guidelines from the U.S. Agency for Health Care and Research.
[Technical note: At the present time, this World Wide Web
site is set up only for a Netscape browser, and only works
partially if you use any other kind. In will soon be updated
to also work with a Mosaic browser.]
This site has been created by Roxane Laboratories, Inc., and
the Roxane Pain Institute. Roxane Laboratories, Inc. is a
pharmaceutical company which sells a number of brand-name and
generic pain-relief drugs.
Pain management information is important because it is widely
recognized in mainstream medicine that serious pain is
undertreated by physicians, due to lack of education,
misunderstood concerns about addiction, reluctance to
prescribe controlled substances, and for other reasons.
Patients and their advocates can use this information to
negotiate with their physicians when necessary for better