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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.

Patient Support & Advocacy

Your powerful ally

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.

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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.

Press Releases
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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.

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Leadership
Leadership Viewpoints
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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.

Overdose Epidemic

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™.

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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.

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Events
Advocacy Insights Webinar Series
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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.

Press Releases
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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.

Press Releases

Opioid overdose epidemic podcasts

Access expert discussions and insights to help physicians and other health professionals address the epidemic of opioid overdoses.

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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.

Overdose Epidemic
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Why DEA’s latest move on telehealth could be a lifesaver

Telemedicine access to medications for opioid-use disorder can cut the odds of overdose deaths. Learn how the AMA’s supporting telehealth.

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AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians