Report of the American College of Rheumatology Pain Management Task Force


  • Members of the American College of Rheumatology Pain Management Task Force are as follows: David Borenstein, MD: Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, Washington, DC; Roy Altman, MD: University of California, Los Angeles; Alfonso Bello, MD, MHS: Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Glenview; Winn Chatham, MD: University of Alabama, Birmingham; Daniel Clauw, MD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Leslie Crofford, MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington; Joseph Croft, MD: Bethesda, Maryland; Afton Hassett, PsyD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Franklin Kozin, MD: Scripps Clinic Medical Group, La Jolla, California; David Pisetsky, MD, PhD: Durham VA Hospital, Durham, North Carolina; Jan Richardson, PT, PhD, Laura Schanberg, MD: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Terence Starz, MD: Arthritis & Internal Medical Associates, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; James Witter, MD, PhD: NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.

  • The American College of Rheumatology is an independent, professional, medical and scientific society which does not guarantee, warrant, or endorse any commercial product or service.

  • Dr. Borenstein has received consultant fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria (less than $10,000 each) from Pfizer and King, and (more than $10,000) from Cephalon. Dr. Altman has received consultant fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria (less than $10,000 each) from Nutramax, McKinsey, Endo, Cypress, Theralogix, Forest Laboratories, and NicOx, and (more than $10,000 each) from Ferring and Smith & Nephew. Dr. Bello has received consultant fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria (less than $10,000 each) from Abbott, BMS, Amgen, Lilly, and UCB, and (more than $10,000 each) from Pfizer and Horizon Therapeutics. Dr. Hassett has received consultant fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria (less than $10,000 each) from Forest Pharmaceuticals and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kozin has received speaking fees (less than $10,000 each) from Forest Laboratories and Pfizer. Dr. Schanberg has received consultant fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria (less than $10,000) and a research grant from Pfizer.

  • Address correspondence to David Borenstein, MD, 2021 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006. E-mail: DBorenstein715@aol.com

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