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Versta Survey Findings Featured on Discovery Channel Program

EVANSTON, IL—January 31, 2014—Results from two surveys conducted by Versta Research were featured on the Discovery Channelís documentary, Pain Matters, which aired in November and December, 2013. The documentary explored what chronic pain is, its individual and societal impact, and the future of pain management.

Findings were highlighted from a national survey of 1,255 adults with chronic pain and 505 family members who live in the same household as and care for a person with chronic pain. The surveys documented chronic pain as a daily struggle for nearly all people living with it, as well as the multiple ways in which people living with pain rely on daily support from loved ones.

“A unique and important part of this research was documenting the huge impact of chronic pain on both patients and the family members who care for them,” said Joseph Hopper, president of Versta Research. “This is a story that needed to be told, and we are especially pleased with the number and range of groups that came together to make a documentary like this possible.”

Pain Matters was produced by the Discovery Channel in collaboration with seven advocacy organizations, including: American Academy of Pain Management, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Chronic Pain Association, American Pain Society, American Society for Pain Management Nursing, U.S. Pain Foundation and For Grace. Financial support, clinical input and other expertise for Pain Matters was provided by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

More information about the documentary is available on the Discovery Channel website at Detailed research findings are also available via the Individual Burdens of Chronic Pain Survey Results Fact Sheet.

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