AMA advocacy 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.
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The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.
AMA applauds rule removing barriers to care for opioid use disorder
The final rule by the Department of Health and Human Services makes permanent changes to opioid use disorder medication prescribing.
Why we must act quickly and decisively to end the overdose epidemic
The nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic demands immediate and collective action, with physicians taking the lead.
The nation’s overdose epidemic is growing in complexity
Over 107,000 Americans died of a drug-related overdose last year, but payers have yet to step up to boost access to lifesaving treatment.
Meet new DEA training requirement
Satisfy the new eight-hour MATE Act training requirement on treating patients with opioid or other substance use disorders with CME from AMA Ed Hub™.
AMA Advocacy Insights webinar series: Strategies to address the drug overdose and death epidemic
Learn about the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic, and the efforts made by physicians to end the epidemic in this AMA Advocacy Insights webinar.
AMA House of Delegates adopts new policies at Interim Meeting
Physician and medical student leaders gathered this week to shape guiding policies on health care topics.
New AMA report details grim realities of worsening overdose epidemic
Opioid prescribing by physicians decreased for the 13th consecutive year, but overdose deaths related to illicitly manufactured substances continue to increase.
Physicians’ progress toward ending the nation’s drug overdose epidemic
Learn more about physicians’ actions toward ending the nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic—and what still needs to be done. Download PDF of the Overdose Epidemic Report.