Opioid epidemic: Huge funding boost needed to close treatment gap
Administrative and insurance barriers continue to block access to treatment, AMA President-elect Susan R. Bailey, MD, tells Congress.
Physicians take steps against opioid epidemic, mortality rises
AMA opioids report highlights limited effects of mandates to stem an epidemic underscoring the need for focus on removing barriers to evidence-based treatment.
Doctors make progress on opioids, call on policymakers to do more
Opioid prescriptions fell by 33% over five years, says 2019 AMA Opioid Task Force report. Next step: Eliminate barriers to evidence-based treatment.
AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations offer roadmap to policymakers
The AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment and to take additional steps to end the opioid epidemic.
AMA, NCMS, Manatt: Study of NC reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, North Carolina Medical Soc, and Manatt Health shows North Carolina is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
AMA, MSMA, Manatt: Study on MS reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, Mississippi State Medical Assn (MSMA), and Manatt Health shows Mississippi is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Iowa removes barriers to treatment of opioid use disorder
Physicians congratulating the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Reynolds for passing a law that results in more residents receiving treatment for opioid use disorder.
Arkansas sets standard for states by removing prior authorization for treatment of opioid use disorder
The AMA and AMS commended Governor Asa Hutchinson and the General Assembly for removing administrative barriers to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).
Quick Take: Moves cut barriers to opioid-use disorder treatment
In actions that will save lives, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., removed prior authorization for Medicaid patients who need medication-assisted treatment.