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.
AMA, NCMS, Manatt: Study of NC reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, North Carolina Medical Soc, and Manatt Health shows North Carolina is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Exclusionary bathroom policies harm transgender students
Transgender students’ health, safety and well-being is jeopardized when they’re forced to use bathrooms that don’t match gender identity, physicians say.
AMA offers 10 health recommendations for New Year's resolutions
With the new year quickly approaching, the AMA is offering 10 recommendations to help make impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.
Members Move Medicine: Serving for her resident colleagues
AMA member Laura E. Halpin, MD, a Los Angeles psychiatry resident, serves as an AMA delegate to make positive changes for her patients and trainee colleagues nationwide.