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.
Billions approved for fight to end opioid epidemic
Omnibus budget bill includes nearly $4 billion for prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts.
Physicians call for better prescription drug-monitoring programs
Use of state prescription drug monitoring programs has grown significantly, but gaps remain—including a lack of data from VA pharmacies.
Training tomorrow’s physicians to help reverse the opioid epidemic
Jason Jerry, MD, uses medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid-use disorders and teaches residents how they can help reduce harm from the opioid epidemic.
Helping patients by using prescription drug monitoring programs
Prescription drug monitoring programs can be an effective tool for helping patients. One physician uses his PDMP to inform treatment options and discuss safety issues with patients.
3 things physicians should do when treating pain
Physicians treating patients with acute or chronic pain can benefit from 3 suggestions: use state PDMPs to improve care; focus on the patient’s goals not just the pain; and talk about overdose risk.
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