<p>NACDS&rsquo; frequent collaborator, the U.S. Pain Foundation, <a href="http://www.prlog.org/12329237-us-pain-foundations-gileno-honored-with-grunenthal-usa-unsung-hero-award.html">announced</a> last week that its President and Founder Paul Gileno was recently awarded the Unsung Hero Award by <a href="http://www.grunenthal-usa.com/grt-web/136700138.jsp">Gr&uuml;nenthal USA</a>. </p>
<p>Gileno, the first recipient of the award, was recognized for his &ldquo;exceptional work in pain policy initiatives, as well as his significant contributions to advance the social awareness of pain and suffering.&rdquo; Gileno was also praised for striving to empower people living with pain to become proactive and find support.</p>
<p>NACDS congratulates Gileno and applauds his commitment to a shared priority of supporting legislation aimed at developing viable strategies that will simultaneously advance patient health and prevent prescription drug abuse.</p>