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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

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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
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Dec 12, 2023 ·
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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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Nov. 17, 2023: National Advocacy Update

2023 AMA Overdose Epidemic Report reveals that the epidemic is deadlier than ever and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

Advocacy Update
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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
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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
AMA Update for Nov. 8, 2023: FDA Moderna vaccine update, new sickle cell anemia treatment, plus naloxone & lung cancer screenings
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FDA Moderna vaccine update, new sickle cell anemia treatment, plus naloxone & lung cancer screenings

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about the latest developments in public health.

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AMA Update
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FDA Moderna vaccine update, new sickle cell anemia treatment, plus naloxone & lung cancer screenings [Podcast]

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about the latest developments in public health.

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Public Health
AMA Update Podcast