Fighting stigma, building a career treating substance-use disorders
Learn how AMA member Alena Balasanova, MD, is helping to fill the gaps in addiction psychiatry and medication-assisted treatment in Nebraska.
Black patients less likely to get treatment for opioid-use disorder
Financial barriers widen racial inequities in access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorder, creating a large disparity in prescriptions.
National opioid policy roadmap highlights state efforts on epidemic
Analysis identifies effective state policies used to combat the opioid epidemic.
Opioid epidemic: 6 key steps that states should take now
The AMA’s in-depth analysis informs a proven road map that states can follow to successfully fight the opioid epidemic and improve pain care.
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.