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.
AMA passes opioid policies to end barriers to non-opioid treatment
The AMA approved several opioid-related policies intended to put the focus of pain treatment back on patients and away from arbitrary third-party controls.
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 calls pain task force recommendations a road map for future policy
The AMA backs proposals the Interagency Pain Task Force discussed, a signal that policy makers understand the treatment required for patients in pain.
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.
Anyone can save a life with naloxone: What patients should know
The signs of an overdose, how to administer naloxone, and the toll of stigma covered by experts in a presentation at AMA’s Chicago headquarters.
AMA presents government service award to Illinois chief of police
The AMA presented Village of Mundelein, IL Chief of Police, Eric Guenther with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service.
AMA calls for greater enforcement of Parity Act on 10th anniversary
On 10th anniversary of law requiring parity for coverage of mental health and drug addiction, AMA calls on policymakers for greater enforcement and oversight.