Complete Story


Medical groups unite to fight crisis of opioid addiction

Medscape (8/3) reports that last week, the American Psychiatric Association announced that it “has joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and more than two dozen other medical organizations to address the growing epidemic of opioid abuse.” Last year, AMA’s “board of trustees invited more than 25 state, specialty, and other healthcare associations to join a task force to work to reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic.” The current AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse “includes 27 physician organizations, including the APA, the AMA, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Dental Association, as well as 17 specialty and seven state medical societies.”

Printer-Friendly Version