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Hospitals turning to new ways to control pain
On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal (9/29, D1, Landro, Subscription Publication) reports that hospitals are increasingly turning to new devices to minimize pain, such as needleless blood drawing devices, hand-held vein finders, topical numbing agents, and fast-acting pain control nasal sprays. Pain control has become a bigger priority than in the past due to its high ranking on patient satisfaction surveys.
AMA Wire newsletter, October 2015.