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.
Get rid of market barriers to appropriate pain management
Health insurers, pharmacy benefit management companies and others are making it harder for physicians to provide appropriate care to patients living with pain.
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.
AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations offer roadmap to policymakers
The AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment and to take additional steps to end the opioid epidemic.
AMA, MSMA, Manatt: Study on MS reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, Mississippi State Medical Assn (MSMA), and Manatt Health shows Mississippi is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
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