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The Inadequate Treatment of Pain: Collateral Damage from the War on Drugs

  • Jason W. Nickerson mail,

    Jason.Nickerson@uottawa.ca

    Affiliation: Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Amir Attaran

    Affiliations: Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: January 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001153

About the Authors

Jason W. Nickerson
Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Amir Attaran
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Amir Attaran
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: Jason.Nickerson@uottawa.ca

Competing Interests

JN is the Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy, which receives industry sponsorship, and has received an admission scholarship from the University of Ottawa and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. AA has sat on several WHO expert panels, but none dealing with the subject matter of this paper.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: JN AA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JN AA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JN AA. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JN AA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JN AA.