Our effort

The American Medical Association encourages physicians to register patients in state-sponsored prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). Together, we can begin to reverse this epidemic

44% decrease

in opioid prescriptions from 2011 to 2020

+910 million

PDMPs checked in 2020

Our stance

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.

Fight the epidemic

Physicians and other health care professionals have reduced opioid prescribing in every state for 10 consecutive years. They have increased the use of state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in every state for the past five years. Learn more about our efforts and what still needs to be done.