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.
University of Michigan physicians emphasize prevention in fighting the opioid epidemic that includes prescribing fewer pain pills after surgery.
A new alternative payment model for treatment of opioid-use disorder is designed to support coordinated delivery of medical, psychological and social services.