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