How patients’ trauma perpetuates the nation’s overdose epidemic
To end the drug overdose epidemic, experts say to take holistic view, focus on preventing overdoses in general and avoid fixating on a specific drug.
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AMA in the News: August 2020
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AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Health experts discuss the nation's drug overdose epidemic
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing the nation's drug overdose epidemic and COVID-19.
How to use motivational interviewing to improve addiction care
Learn how physicians can complete continuing medical education on the AMA Ed Hub to remain current on evidence-based addiction medicine.
Nation’s drug overdose epidemic requires new policy focus
The nation’s overdose epidemic is being increasingly fueled by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, psychostimulants, heroin, cocaine and drug combinations.
AMA applauds FDA for requiring naloxone information on opioid labels
The new labeling can serve as a starting point for discussion between patients and physicians about risks and benefits associated with opioids.
AMA report shows evolving, deadlier overdose epidemic
AMA cites need to remove barriers to evidence-based care for patients with pain or a substance use disorder.
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