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AMA advocacy efforts

The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of some of the recent efforts.

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The nation’s overdose epidemic is growing in complexity

Over 107,000 Americans died of a drug-related overdose last year, but payers have yet to step up to boost access to lifesaving treatment.

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AMA Advocacy Insights webinar series: Strategies to address the drug overdose and death epidemic

Learn about the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic, and the efforts made by physicians to end the epidemic in this AMA Advocacy Insights webinar.

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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.

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AMA Update for Oct. 16, 2023: Understanding addiction and treating patients with substance use disorders with Bobby Mukkamala, MD
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Understanding addiction and treating patients with substance use disorders with Bobby Mukkamala, MD

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about substance use disorders and treatment.

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Understanding addiction and treating patients with substance use disorders with Bobby Mukkamala, MD [Podcast]

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about substance use disorders and treatment.

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The essentials of good pain care

In this episode of the AMA STEPS Forward® podcast, learn strategies for treating acute and chronic pain.

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Sept. 22, 2023: National Advocacy Update

AMA urges that telehealth prescribing benefits be protected and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

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AMA in Action: Ending the overdose epidemic
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Advocacy in action: Ending the overdose epidemic

Science, evidence and compassion must guide patient care and policy change to end the drug-overdose epidemic.

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