Resources

The AMA has collected more than 400 educational and other resources to provide evidence-based recommendations for physicians and policymakers.

AMA issue brief: The Nation’s Drug Overdose Epidemic: Considerations for Employers

This AMA issue brief provides key facts and steps employers can take to help end the nation's drug overdose epidemic.

Organized Medicine’s Role in Strengthening a Public Health Approach to Overdose Morbidity and Mortality

AMA President, Susan R. Bailey, MD and the AMA Director of Science and Drug Policy, Amy B. Cadwallader, PhD presented a session at the 2021 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit that highlighted the reasons why data standardization and public health interventions have been elusive and they provide actionable solutions for states, organizations, and policymakers to meaningfully address the nation’s overdose epidemic.

Reports of efforts to help the nation’s overdose epidemic

Updated April 15, 2021. This issue brief is focused on positive interventions that are working to help increase access to evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders, patients with pain and harm reduction efforts. The reports include news releases, data from multiple and varied sources, including national, state and local public health agencies, advocacy organizations, law enforcement, emergency medical services, hospitals, treatment centers, research journals and others.

Issue Brief: State action needed on mental health and substance use disorder parity

AMA resource details numerous state parity violations and provides specific recommendations for meaningful oversight and enforcement.

AMA survey of pain management physicians during COVID-19

New issue brief shows broad use of increased DEA prescribing and treatment flexibility; barriers and concerns, however, persist.

Issue brief: AMA, Colorado physicians, Manatt Health Pain Care Actuarial Analysis

This issue brief summarizes the findings of a recent AMA, Colorado Medical Society, Colorado Pain Society and Manatt Health report submitted to the Colorado Division of Insurance in support of multidisciplinary, multimodal pain care.

AMA CMS CPS Manatt RFI response to CO DOI

The American Medical Association, Colorado Medical Society, Colorado Pain Society and Manatt Health worked with Oliver Wyman to provide a detailed Request for Information to the Colorado Division of Insurance on the costs associated with the health coverage provisions proposed in Colorado House Bill 20-1085 that would have increased access to multidisciplinary, multimodal pain care.

Advocacy and Action to End the Opioid Epidemic by the AMA Opioid Task Force

By Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, Chair, AMA Opioid Task Force; Bobby Mukkamala, MD, Chair AMA Pain Care Task Force

America’s drug overdose epidemic: Select 2020-2021 research

Updated April 15, 2021

Reportable and Notifiable Conditions

Language Matters to the American Medical Association

The words we use to describe someone can influence attitudes, beliefs, and behavior toward them, including the care decisions physicians make.

Pain Care: Key Definitions

AMA Opioid Task Force

The AMA Opioid Task Force urges physicians and other health care professions to continue taking action to help reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic—and the Task Force also calls on policymakers to take specific steps to remove barriers to evidence-based care for patients with pain and those with a substance use disorder.

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