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AMA adopts policies on substance use disorder and mental health treatment

The AMA House of Delegates adopted several policies intended to increase patient access to care and life-saving tools for mental health and substance use disorders.

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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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May 17, 2024: National Advocacy Update

House Ways and Means Committee passes short-term extension of telehealth flexibilities and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

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AMA Update for May 6, 2024: Facts about fentanyl and how to treat substance use disorder on National Fentanyl Awareness Day
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Facts about fentanyl and how to treat substance use disorder on National Fentanyl Awareness Day

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about fentanyl and treatment for opioid use disorder.

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Facts about fentanyl and how to treat substance use disorder on National Fentanyl Awareness Day [Podcast]

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about fentanyl and treatment for opioid use disorder.

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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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May 3, 2024: State Advocacy Update

FSMB adopts updated pain-related strategies focused on individualized care and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.

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5 keys to prevent opioid overdoses during pregnancy and postpartum

Some states have implemented evidence-based, lifesaving policies for pregnant and postpartum patients with opioid use disorders. Learn more with AMA.

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New rules enable telemedicine treatment for opioid-use disorder

Telehealth flexibilities first enacted when COVID-19 hit are being made permanent as research shows they help save lives and expand treatment access.

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Overdose epidemic podcasts & CME

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

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March 8, 2024: State Advocacy Update

New AMA report on overdose crisis in pregnant and postpartum people and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.

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AMA report on overdose crisis in pregnant and postpartum people

The report contains recommendations for state policymakers to improve access to care for pregnant and postpartum people with opioid use disorder.

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