The pandemic’s not over, and the overdose epidemic is getting worse
COVID-19 is leaving a growing number of Americans isolated and desperate, exacerbating the opioid epidemic that killed nearly 72,000 in U.S. last year.
Oct. 23, 2020: State Advocacy Update
AMA supports Colorado physicians' efforts to increase access to comprehensive pain care and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
Physicians’ progress toward ending the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic
Physicians’ progress toward ending the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic.
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.
Patrice Harris, MD, MA, discusses 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.
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.
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