Decrease in Opioid
Prescriptions: 2013 - 2018


Total PDMP Queries in 2018

Treatment Locator

Physician education and training resources

The AMA encourages physicians to access the following education and training resources to help end your state’s opioid epidemic.

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

Spotlight on Pennsylvania: Full Recommendations for the Commonwealth

Spotlight on Pennsylvania: Summary

The full report can be accessed here

Carfentanil health advisory

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory regarding carfentanil-related overdoses in several areas of Pennsylvania. DOH says that some areas have seen significant numbers of these overdoses, including some that were fatal.

Addressing Pennsylvania’s Opioid Crisis: What Health Care Teams Need to Know (CME)

Pennsylvania Medical Society, in collaboration with 11 partner stakeholders

Using Opioids to Treat Chronic Pain (CME)

Negotiating Problematic Substance Use with Patients in the Primary Care Setting (CME)

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (various medical specialty considerations)

Various specialty medical organizations, including Pennsylvania Medical Society, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Opioids for Pain: Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure

Advocacy campaign

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