AMA advocacy efforts
The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of some of the recent efforts.
Physicians’ progress toward ending the nation’s drug overdose epidemic
Learn more about physicians’ actions toward ending the nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic—and what still needs to be done. Download PDF of the Overdose Epidemic Report.
AMA Advocacy issue briefs
Download PDFs of issue briefs that summarize key health policy issues by providing concise and digestible content for both relevant stakeholders and those who may know little about the topic.
Funds will bolster scores of syringe services programs
Formerly called needle-exchange programs, these efforts cut bloodborne infections and overdose deaths, and serve as a bridge to treatment. Learn more.
New guidance on naloxone to strengthen work of harm reduction groups
The guidance announced today offers regulatory clarity for harm reduction organizations to purchase naloxone so more will be distributed in communities.
Trends on overdose deaths require specific actions, all-hands approach
With a report issued today detailing the horrific toll of the nation’s overdose and death epidemic, the AMA calls for an all-hands approach to help save lives.
Feb. 18, 2022: State Advocacy Update
New toolkit highlights effective policies in combating drug overdoses and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
AMA, Manatt Health unveil toolkit to combat drug overdoses
The AMA and Manatt Health release a toolkit to guide states on removing barriers to evidence-based patient care.