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6 Key Steps that States Should Take Now to End the Opioid Epidemic

The AMA has released a national policy road map based on in-depth analysis of the response to the opioid epidemic by four states: Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The report, "National Roadmap on State-Level Efforts to End the Opioid Epidemic, Leading-edge Practices and Next Steps," analyzes successful strategies used and lessons learned to guide policymakers and others in the months ahead. AAPM and its leaders have been an integral part of the AMA Opioid Taskforce, and a voice in addressing the challenges of implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as published in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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