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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

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8 MIN READ

DEA opioid training requirements and the MATE Act explained with Sanjay Desai, MD [Podcast]

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about DEA opioid training requirements.

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AMA Update for Aug. 24, 2023: DEA opioid training requirements and the MATE Act explained with Sanjay Desai, MD
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8 MIN READ

DEA opioid training requirements and the MATE Act explained with Sanjay Desai, MD

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about DEA opioid training requirements.

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Overdose Epidemic
AMA Update
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What is the MATE Act?

The MATE Act requires health care professionals who prescribe controlled substances to complete 8 hours of training for treating and managing patients with substance use disorder.

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Opioid overdose epidemic podcasts

Access expert discussions and insights to help physicians and other health professionals address the epidemic of opioid overdoses.

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M1s help spot emergency patients who can benefit from naloxone

Learn how first-year medical students can add value and learn about addiction medicine by screening patients to ID those at risk of an opioid-related overdose.

Overdose Epidemic
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Oct. 22, 2021: National Advocacy Update

AMA supports passage of the TRIUMPH Act to combat maternal mortality and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

Advocacy Update
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Free course offers training in prescribing buprenorphine for OUD

Buprenorphine’s an effective tool to help end the drug-overdose epidemic. New online module trains physicians and medical students in how to use it.

Overdose Epidemic
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Raising her hand to help build U.S. addiction-medicine workforce

Learn how this AMA member in Michigan is working to boost substance-use disorder training in medical school and residency.

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Bobby Mukkamala, MD, on steps to address the overdose epidemic

AMA's Moving Medicine series features physician voices and achievements. Learn more in this discussion with Bobby Mukkamala, MD, on steps to address the overdose epidemic.

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