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AMA advocacy 2022 efforts
The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of some of the recent efforts.
Sept. 16, 2022: Advocacy Update spotlight on 2022 Overdose report
AMA 2022 Overdose Report shows worsening epidemic, need for all-hands approach and more in the latest Advocacy Update spotlight.
Trends on overdose deaths require specific actions, all-hands approach
With a report issued today detailing the horrific toll of the nation’s overdose and death epidemic, the AMA calls for an all-hands approach to help save lives.
May 27, 2022: State Advocacy Update
Wisconsin jails and prisons take different paths to treatment for opioid use disorder and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
April 29, 2022: State Advocacy Update
AMA supports updates to FSMB telemedicine policy on the latest State Advocacy Update.
AMA Advocacy Insights webinar series: Drug overdose epidemic
Watch the latest AMA Advocacy Insights webinar on the nation’s drug overdose epidemic—helping children and families, patients with pain.
Access to treatment is key in addressing drug-overdose epidemic
Learn what’s driving inequities in the drug-overdose epidemic and why giving patients proven treatments is more effective than incarceration.
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