Resources

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

Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder

Putting Evidence Into Practice: Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Methadone Maintenance or Placebo for Opioid Use Disorder. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, Heartland Health Outreach, Chicago, Illinois. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Feb 1;91(3):165-166.

Opioid Use Disorder: Medical Treatment Options

Many patients with opioid use disorder are treated in primary care, where effective addiction treatment can be provided. Family physicians are ideally positioned to diagnose opioid use disorder, provide evidence-based treatment with buprenorphine or naltrexone, refer patients for methadone as appropriate, and lead the response to the current opioid crisis. Am Fam Physician. 2019 Oct 1;100(7):416-425.

Help Save Lives: Co-Prescribe Naloxone to Patients at Risk of Overdose

Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

Pain Relievers: Understanding Your OTC Options

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse

Chronic pain

American Family Physician

Pain Management & Opioid Abuse Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians PDMP fact sheet

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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