AMA Progress Reports and Policy Spotlights

The AMA is committed to measuring the progress physicians have made in reversing the nation’s opioid epidemic and other substances causing the overdose and death epidemic. We encourage policymakers to use these in their work to help end the epidemic. 

AMA-Manatt Health 2020 National Policy Roadmap to End the Nation’s Drug Overdose Epidemic

June 1, 2020

This report provides leading-edge examples and best practices from 25+ states for policymakers to take action to help patients access evidence-based treatment to help patients and end the drug overdose epidemic.

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AMA Opioid Task Force 2020 Progress Report

July 20, 2020

Sharp reductions in prescription opioid supply, continued increases in PDMP use, but staggering increase in fatalities involving illicit opioids, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine were demonstrated in 2019.

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AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report

June 12, 2020

The 2019 progress report highlights physician action and the immediate need for policymakers to focus on removing barriers to evidence-based treatment.

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AMA-Manatt National Roadmap on State-Level Efforts to End the Opioid Epidemic

June 12, 2020

Leading-edge Practices and Next Steps.

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Spotlight on North Carolina

May 15, 2019

Analyzing substance use disorder treatment, pain management and harm reduction.

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Spotlight on Mississippi

May 15, 2019

Best practices and recommendations for ending the opioid epidemic in Mississippi.

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Spotlight on Colorado

January 15, 2019

Colorado’s progress and recommended next steps to end the opioid epidemic.

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Spotlight on Pennsylvania

December 15, 2018

Pennsylvania makes for an ideal case study on how strong leadership can make a difference—even if the fight is not over yet.

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AMA Opioid Task Force 2018 Progress Report

June 12, 2018

Physicians’ progress to reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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AMA Opioid Task Force 2017 Progress Report

June 12, 2017

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