AMA touts pathways to train more addiction medicine physicians
Only one in 10 patients with a substance-use disorder receives treatment. New pathways give doctors a chance to become addiction medicine specialists to fill that treatment gap.
Access to prescription drugs: How the doctor’s role is changing
The landscape for prescription medications continues to evolve. This is what physicians should know about the changes and strategies to improve access.
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.