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.
AMA presents government service award to Governor Charlie Baker
The AMA presented MA Gov. Charlie Baker with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service for his decisive action to fight the opioid epidemic.
5 reasons to read the surgeon general’s opioid epidemic report
The AMA calls on the nation’s physicians to read this timely new report from the U.S. surgeon general. Find out what you will learn from America’s top doctor.
AMA: Remove barriers to opioid-use disorder treatment
Treating opioid-use disorder as a chronic disease means eliminating stigma and removing barriers to treatment, AMA House of Delegates says.
AMA to push for evidence-based treatment in opioid fight
AMA adopted policy to ensure those with substance use disorders receive evidence-based treatment – whether in clinics, hospitals, correctional settings, etc.
AMA report shows national progress toward reversing opioid epidemic
The AMA issued a new report today documenting how physician leadership is advancing the fight against the opioid epidemic.
AMA sees progress in declining opioid prescriptions
After IQVIA announced a 22% decline in opioid prescriptions between 2013-2017, the AMA see progress but urges continued focus on evidence-based treatment.