AMA to push for better access to opioid-use disorder treatments
The AMA will advocate sustained funding for evidence-based care and support research to help bring more treatments into the primary care setting.
Providing individualized pain care during COVID in West Virginia
Pain-management clinic works to reverse the overdose epidemic’s impact on the state by using whole-person approach to provide custom care.
AMA statement on Justice Department settlement with Purdue Pharma
Any settlement should be used exclusively for data collection, research, education, overdose prevention, stigma elimination, and evidence-based treatment.
Physicians’ progress toward ending the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic
Physicians’ progress toward ending the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic.
AMA report shows evolving, deadlier overdose epidemic
AMA cites need to remove barriers to evidence-based care for patients with pain or a substance use disorder.
Prior authorization of nonopioid pain care prolongs patient suffering
A 10-day trial yields instant pain relief for a patient, but it takes several months to obtain an insurer’s OK for the treatment.
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.
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