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AMA in the News: August 2020
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for August 2020.
How to tackle health inequities with science, data during pandemic
Longstanding inequities have been magnified during COVID-19. There are ways to set things right for path ahead.
The opioid epidemic: What is the physician’s responsibility?
With the growing opioid crisis, pain management and approaches to prescribing have taken on a new ethical component. Learn more from the AMA Journal of Ethics.
How patients’ trauma perpetuates the nation’s overdose epidemic
To end the drug overdose epidemic, experts say to take holistic view, focus on preventing overdoses in general and avoid fixating on a specific drug.
AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Health experts discuss the nation's drug overdose epidemic
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing the nation's drug overdose epidemic and COVID-19.
How to use motivational interviewing to improve addiction care
Learn how physicians can complete continuing medical education on the AMA Ed Hub to remain current on evidence-based addiction medicine.
Nation’s drug overdose epidemic requires new policy focus
The nation’s overdose epidemic is being increasingly fueled by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, psychostimulants, heroin, cocaine and drug combinations.
End the epidemic
AMA membership means you’re actively fighting to end the opioid crisis. Help us build a strong, nationwide program of comprehensive pain care to help reverse this epidemic.
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AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report
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