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Lagniappe: The Impact of Headache Disorders in America*
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
© 2012 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 1, pages 196–204, January 2013
How to Cite
Shapiro, R. E. (2013), Lagniappe: The Impact of Headache Disorders in America. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 196–204. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02266.x
Testimony before the United States Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. February 14, 2012.
- Issue published online: 8 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Accepted for publication August 7, 2012.
- headache disorder;
- National Institutes of Health
The immense burden of headache disorders in America has been very rarely considered during the formal deliberations of Congress. On February 14, 2012, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the United States Senate held a public hearing on Pain in America: Exploring Challenges to Relief. During that hearing, Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont entered into the Congressional Record testimony on the impact of headache disorders on behalf of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy.