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 Opioid Task Force 2020 Progress Report

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

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

Leading-edge Practices and Next Steps.

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Spotlight on North Carolina

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

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Spotlight on Mississippi

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

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Spotlight on Colorado

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

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Spotlight on Pennsylvania

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

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

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AMA Opioid Task Force 2017 Progress Report

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