Doctors back innovative local efforts to battle opioid epidemic
Communities’ situations are unique, but a strategy effective in fighting the opioid epidemic in one area can have useful lessons for programs elsewhere.
The opioid epidemic and emerging public health policy priorities
Adm. Brett P. Giroir, MD, of the Department of Health and Human Services, explores this national problem, along with potential solutions.
National opioid policy roadmap highlights state efforts on epidemic
Analysis identifies effective state policies used to combat the opioid epidemic.
Opioid epidemic: 6 key steps that states should take now
The AMA’s in-depth analysis informs a proven road map that states can follow to successfully fight the opioid epidemic and improve pain care.
Road from overdose crisis response to prevention requires timely data
An AMA-hosted summit of drug-OD surveillance experts explored how to obtain shareable and actionable information.
Opioid epidemic: Huge funding boost needed to close treatment gap
Administrative and insurance barriers continue to block access to treatment, AMA President-elect Susan R. Bailey, MD, tells Congress.
Lifesaving naloxone should be available almost everywhere
Publicly available naloxone rescue boxes could allow bystanders to save the lives of people experiencing opioid overdoses.
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