After his son’s death, Massachusetts physician seeks to help others
James Baker, MD, whose son died of an overdose at 23, provides phone support to primary care doctors treating patients with substance-use disorders.
Expanding access to pain and addiction treatment in rural Missouri
Kurt Bravata, MD, is helping to build out the badly needed access points for evidence-based treatment.
AMA honors government service on addiction, infectious diseases
Winners of the AMA Dr. Nathan Davis Award share what pushes them to seek improvements in public health.
Changes overdue on how substance-use disorders are covered, treated
The AMA is “laser-focused” on removing barriers to treatment for opioid-use disorder—including eliminating stigma, says the organization’s president, Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA.
This doctor advocates for pregnant patients with opioid-use disorder
Maternal and fetal medicine fellow Tani Malhotra, MD, knows the fear felt by mothers with opioid-use disorder. She’s working to make better policy to address it.
AMA to boost education on methadone maintenance therapy
Methadone has been used for 40 years to treat opioid-use disorder. AMA adopts policy to explore expanding access.
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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