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The American Pain Society voted to cease operations and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, which refers to liquidation. The move comes after the organization blamed financial problems that have been exacerbated by the mounting expenses associated with defending lawsuits filed by local, city, and state governments over the opioid crisis. Along with drug makers and wholesalers, the professional society was named as a defendant in many of the cases.

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