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Published in Spine and Orthopedic Devices and Implants
John Bookmyer, CEO of the Pain Management Group, based in Findlay, Ohio, says true pain management clinics are sometimes confused with the "pill mills" involved in the current epidemic of prescription pain medication abuse, but the differences are substantial, which develops and operates outpatient pain clinics in partnership with hospitals. "Pill mills market themselves as 'pain clinics' but operate in a manner far different from the balanced approach to pain," says Mr. Bookmyer. He identifies six ways pain management clinics differ from pill mills.