Patient Support & Advocacy
Physicians will keep fighting on these 6 key issues in 2020
Health care policy debates must include the trusted voices of doctors advocating for their patients, says AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA.
Saving time and lives by increased access to MAT in Pennsylvania
John Gallagher, MD, asked policymakers the hard questions about why barriers to effective treatment were allowed to persist.
Changes overdue on how substance-use disorders are covered, treated
The AMA is “laser-focused” on removing barriers to treatment for opioid-use disorder—including eliminating stigma, says the organization’s president, Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA.
This doctor advocates for pregnant patients with opioid-use disorder
Maternal and fetal medicine fellow Tani Malhotra, MD, knows the fear felt by mothers with opioid-use disorder. She’s working to make better policy to address it.
AMA to boost education on methadone maintenance therapy
Methadone has been used for 40 years to treat opioid-use disorder. AMA adopts policy to explore expanding access.
90% who need substance-use disorder treatment don’t get it
But we can change that by removing the barriers to evidence-based medical treatment for this chronic medical condition.
National opioid policy roadmap highlights state efforts on epidemic
Analysis identifies effective state policies used to combat the opioid epidemic.
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