Advocating for Patients and Physicians

Opioid epidemic

Physicians took multifaceted approach to opioid epidemic in 2017

Doctors led fight against opioid epidemic by battling stigma and advocating for more resources, more treatment options and better access to pain care.

Mega-mergers blocked, averting pay cuts of at least $500 million

The AMA took a leading role in the year-plus fight against two health insurance mega-mergers. The effort paid off with courtroom victories in 2017.