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Lagniappe: The Impact of Headache Disorders in America

Authors

  • Robert E. Shapiro MD, PhD

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    1. From the Department of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA.
    • R.E. Shapiro, Department of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, University Health Center, Arnold 2435B, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3456, USA.

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  • Conflict of interest: The author reports no conflict of interest.

  • Testimony before the United States Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. February 14, 2012.

Abstract

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.

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