Patient-centered decision-making can help physicians resolve ethical issues in pain management that arise when prescribing opioids or treating substance-use disorder.
Physicians are fighting the opioid crisis through responsible opioid prescribing and grassroots programs tailored to their communities.
Treating opioid-use disorder as a chronic disease means eliminating stigma and removing barriers to treatment, AMA House of Delegates says.
With opioid overdose deaths still on the rise, physicians call for improved patient education, and for naloxone to be included in airplane medical kits.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, challenged his fellow AMA delegates to lead a civil discussion on issues critical to helping patients live longer, healthier lives.