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.
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.
Funds will bolster scores of syringe services programs
Formerly called needle-exchange programs, these efforts cut bloodborne infections and overdose deaths, and serve as a bridge to treatment. Learn more.
Oct. 14, 2022: State Advocacy Update
CDC grants will help reduce spread of blood-borne infectious disease and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
AMA welcomes public health approach to overdose epidemic
The AMA urges all health insurers and state legislatures to take steps to make this strategy a reality.
March 4, 2022: State Advocacy Update
New Mexico Governor signs harm reduction bill and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
Feb. 4, 2022: State Advocacy Update
AMA joins Montana physicians, medical board urging state to restore physicians’ health program and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
2022 a critical year to address worsening drug-overdose crisis
In the shadow of COVID-19, our nation’s drug-overdose epidemic is worsening. We need policymakers to take concrete actions in the new year to reverse this devastating trend.