Treating Pain

News that the popular pain medication Celebrex may increase the risk of heart problems leaves many people wondering what to do now. Just a few months ago, Vioxx was pulled form the market. NPR's Neal Conan and guests discuss the treatment of pain.

Guests:

John Klippel, president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation.

Marie Griffin, professor of preventative medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Scott Fishman, president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine; chief of pain medicine at the University of California, Davis; author of The War on Pain (Perennial Currents, 2001).

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