New AMA Substance Use & Pain Care Task Force urges action to help patients
Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force recommendations aim to promote evidence-based policy to help end the drug-related overdose and death epidemic.
We must reverse drop in U.S. life expectancy that preceded pandemic
Life expectancy was declining well before the pandemic accelerated its pace, but a greater focus on social determinants of health can help reverse this trend.
Rhode Island set to establish nation’s first harm reduction centers
Legislation written by the Rhode Island Medical Society establishes a pilot program to open and operate the nation’s first harm reduction centers.
What every U.S. employer can do to help end the overdose epidemic
The nation saw a record-high tally of drug-overdose deaths during the pandemic. Employers play a vital role in prevention. Learn more with the AMA.
AMA backs update to CDC opioid prescribing guidelines
The AMA is urging the CDC to remove arbitrary thresholds, restore balance and support comprehensive, compassionate care as it revises the guidelines.
July 16, 2021: State Advocacy Update
Rhode Island is first state in nation to support pilot harm reduction center and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
Rhode Island is first state to support pilot harm reduction center
AMA strongly supports efforts to reduce drug-related overdose and death.
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