Physicians want to better understand what’s behind the distressing trend and how to reverse it. Through advocacy and prevention initiatives, the AMA aims to help patients live longer, healthier lives.
Dr. Adams urges people close to those at risk of opioid overdose to obtain the lifesaving antidote. The AMA has fought for, and helped shape, naloxone-access laws in all 50 states.
Omnibus budget bill includes nearly $4 billion for prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts.
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.