Teamwork among doctors, physician leaders and other organizations is needed to move medicine in the right direction, says AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA.
Stigmatization and payers’ use of prior authorization can make it harder to deliver evidence-based treatment to the patients who need it.
An expert on opioid-use disorder says evidence on effective treatment exists, but is not yet widely adhered to because of stigma and other barriers.
The opioid crisis has hit Ohio hard. In response, University of Toledo medical faculty developed a program designed to teach students to save lives.
Only 10 percent of patients with opioid-use disorder can access treatment. Regulatory and payment barriers must be eliminated to end the epidemic.