E-prescribing controlled substances: Here’s why the clicks add up
70% of physicians e-prescribe, but only 20% can e-prescribe controlled substances. The AMA is asking EHR vendors for action to help change that.
Opioid epidemic: Huge funding boost needed to close treatment gap
Administrative and insurance barriers continue to block access to treatment, AMA President-elect Susan R. Bailey, MD, tells Congress.
Share, Listen, Learn Series
The AMA's monthly webinars—Share, Listen, Learn—provide instruction on topics to excel in practice transformation.
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.
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.
How Medicaid programs can help end the opioid epidemic
Medication-assisted treatment and inpatient care are among approaches that work, but many states still only offer minimal care for a massive problem.
With opioid deaths increasing, AMA urges expansion of proven treatment
AMA calls on policymakers to support proven approaches to treat opioid use disorder as new statistics show 10 percent increase in opioid fatalities last year.
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.