Combating the opioid epidemic
Over the past 15 years, the nation's opioid epidemic has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Physicians across the country are stepping up as leaders to help prevent and reduce misuse, addiction, overdose and death from opioids.
The American Medical Association encourages physicians to register patients in state-sponsored prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and advocate to ensure the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act receives the largest amount of funds possible. Together, we can begin to reverse this epidemic
The opioid crisis is complex with no single solution, and we need a multi-pronged public health approach. Reforms are absolutely critical to seriously address the preventable epidemic that plagues our country.