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AMA Applauds HHS Pilot Programs to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

For immediate release:
June 22, 2012

Statement attributable to:
Ardis D. Hoven, MD
President-elect, American Medical Association

“The American Medical Association (AMA) is deeply involved and committed to efforts that will curb prescription drug abuse and diversion. When properly constructed and operated, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) can be a key tool for physicians to use in combating prescription drug abuse while ensuring patients get the treatment they need for pain and suffering. The AMA has advocated for PDMP data to be available to physicians at the point of care as part of their normal workflow and is pleased to see the Administration making strides toward this goal through the creation of new pilot programs.”

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Contact:

Shannon (O'Brien) Breymaier
AMA Media Relations
(312) 464-4443
shannon.breymaier@ama-assn.org

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