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    NIH Director’s Blog: How Does Acute Pain Become Chronic?

    Date: September 25, 2013

    NIH Director Francis CollinsIn his latest blog, NIH Director Francis Collins covers a clinical problem affecting all fields: chronic pain. The condition affects more than 100 million Americans and costs more than $560-635 billion annually. Learn more about how acute pain can develop into chronic pain and learn about the NIH’s Grand Challenge on Chronic Pain to understand pain and its origins in the brain.