The pioneers of zero suicide take on a new frontier
A laser focus on gun safety in the home has helped Henry Ford Medical Group dramatically reduce suicide among its patients with depression. Now the group’s leaders are targeting the stalemate that has stifled evidence-based action on gun violence.
AMA in the News
AMA in the News: August 2019
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for August 2019.
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.
AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations offer roadmap to policymakers
The AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment and to take additional steps to end the opioid epidemic.
What it’s like to specialize in psychiatry: Shadowing Dr. Hart
Dionne Hart, MD, cannot describe what happens on a “typical day” in her life as a psychiatrist, but feels fortunate to work in a field where each day she has new challenges.
Patient Support & Advocacy
6 ways insurers drive the surprise-billing phenomenon
There is bipartisan support in Congress for action on so-called surprise billing—where patients unexpectedly receive a bill for care they thought their insurance covered.