Opioid Taskforce

The AMA Opioid Task Force urges physicians and policymakers to take evidence-based action to end the nation’s overdose and death epidemic.

Physicians   Policymakers

Pain Care Taskforce

The AMA Pain Care Task Force is working to advance evidence-informed pain care to improve outcomes for patients.


“We are at a crossroads in our nation’s efforts to end the opioid epidemic. It is time to end delays and barriers to medication-assisted treatment (MAT)—evidence-based care proven to save lives; time for payers, PBMs and pharmacy chains to reevaluate and revise policies that restrict opioid therapy to patients based on arbitrary thresholds; and time to commit to helping all patients access evidence-based care for pain and substance use disorders. Physicians must continue to demonstrate leadership, but unless and until these actions occur, the progress we are making will not stop patients from dying.”

— Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, Chair, AMA Opioid Task Force

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