44% drop in opioid Rx since 2011, but overdoses spike. Here’s why.
Learn what’s really driving the worsening epidemic of drug-related overdoses and deaths, and how the AMA is working fervently to end it.
Bobby Mukkamala, MD, reviews the 2021 Overdose Epidemic Report
AMA's Moving Medicine series features physician voices and achievements. Learn more in this discussion with Bobby Mukkamala, MD, on findings from the 2021 Overdose Epidemic Report.
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In the news: COVID-19 booster shots for patients 65+ and those at high risk, administration addressing public health linked to extreme heat, 2021 Overdose Epidemic Report.
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.
Report shows decreases in opioid prescribing, increase in overdoses
The AMA is urging policymakers to join physicians to reduce mortality and improve patient outcomes by removing barriers to evidence-based care.
Bobby Mukkamala, MD, on steps to address the overdose epidemic
AMA's Moving Medicine series features physician voices and achievements. Learn more in this discussion with Bobby Mukkamala, MD, on steps to address the overdose epidemic.
Time to revamp CDC’s problematic 2016 opioid Rx guideline
The CDC should remove arbitrary thresholds, restore balance and support comprehensive, compassionate care as it revises the guideline later this year.
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