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Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse

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Numerous state and federal officials have urged physicians and other health care professionals to show the necessary leadership to confront the nation’s opioid epidemic. The AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse agrees that physicians have a professional obligation to reverse the epidemic. 

Goals of the Task Force

Task Force Members

In 2014, more than 25 states, specialty and other health care associations were invited by the AMA Board of Trustees to help reduce the nation's burden from prescription opioids and heroin.

Related AMA Links

Visit AMA's Combating Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion page to learn more of AMA’s ongoing state and federal advocacy work.

Related AMA PDFs

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