Doctors led fight against opioid epidemic by battling stigma and advocating for more resources, more treatment options and better access to pain care.
Emergency departments emerge as places where opioid-use disorder treatment can be initiated and longer-term care coordinated.
The AMA House of Delegates weighs in on changes to Medicaid, e-prescribing and clerkship spots for U.S. med students.
Doctors encourage non-opioid approaches to pain and safe disposal of unwanted meds, and change the approach to post-surgical prescribing.
Delegates also push for effective opioid-use disorder in jails and prisons and emergency naloxone in public settings.