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Over two decades of history behind our innovation in pain
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At Vertex, we’re fearless in our pursuit of innovation, and we’ve spent over 20 years researching potential medicines to treat pain.

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Advocating for alternatives: The Rhodes family story
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Kerri and Taylor Rhodes felt helpless as they watched their son struggle with substance use disorder after being prescribed an opioid to help with postoperative pain. When their daughter faced the same procedure years later, the family was determined to find a different way to manage her pain.

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Pain Awareness Month: Dr. Todd Bertoch shares his perspective on pain
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In honor of Pain Awareness Month in the U.S., learn more about Dr. Bertoch’s experience and his hopes for managing pain in the future.

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My life’s mission: Pursuing innovative ways to manage pain
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September is Pain Awareness Month in the U.S., dedicated to raising public awareness around pain, pain management and the work that pain professionals do every day. Hear from Vice President Jim Jones on why his career led him to clinical development for our pain program. 

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Vertex Forward: Innovating in pain research
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