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AMA Creates End Opioid Abuse Website

Nov 12, 2015

The American Medical Association has formed the AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse to help coordinate, develop, and implement specific recommendations designed to have a measurable impact. The Task Force is working to ensure effective pain management practices and evidence-based prescribing of opioids, promote appropriate referrals and access to care for patients with opioid use disorders, and take necessary steps needed to reduce opioid-related harm.

As part of the Task Force’s efforts, they have launched a new, web-based resource: www.ama-assn.org/go/endopioidabuse with resources including:

  • State-specific information and links to prescription drug monitoring programs
  • CME courses and webinars on preventing opioid abuse and safe opioid prescribing
  • Safe and effective use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorder: Resources from the Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies
  • Resources for patients
  • Educational resources by state and specialty society