Content in this section will include AAPM advocacy efforts, legislative news, public statements, etc.

CDC Seeks Individual Perspectives on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain - Comments due Aug. 21

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced an opportunity for stakeholders to share their individual perspectives on and experiences with pain and pain management, including but not li...
Continue reading

FDA Recommends Health Care Professionals Discuss Naloxone with All Patients when Prescribing

FDA is requiring drug manufacturers for all opioid pain relievers and medicines to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) to add new recommendations about naloxone to the prescribing information. This will help ensure that heal...
Continue reading

NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Publishes Priorities, Strategies to Preserve the Health and Well-Being of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders and Chronic Pain during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges. The pandemic is also exacerbating other ongoing public health emergencies, including the addiction crisis in the United States. During these challenging times, ...
Continue reading

Prevalence of Prescription Pain Medication Use Among Adults: United States, 2015–2018

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NCHS Data Brief No. 369, June 2020. Full story . 
Topics:

Four-Part Webinar Series on Confluence of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Opioid Epidemic Begins July 20

A webinar series on the intersecting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with the national opioid epidemic is being hosted by the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) group and Mothers Against Pr...
Continue reading
Topics:

AAPM Responds to CDC Call for Comments on Management of Acute and Chronic Pain

Comments submitted by the American Academy of Pain Medicine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Docket No. CDC-2020-0029 on June 15, 2020. View full comments including references. The American Academy of Pa...
Continue reading

USPSTF Released Final Recommendation Statement and Evidence Summary on Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on screening for unhealthy drug use. That Task Force found that clinicians should ask adults about their drug use and connect people who h...
Continue reading

AAPM Signs AMA Letter Discouraging CMS Expansion of NPP Services in IRF Settings

The American Medical Association (AMA), AAPM, and other leading health care organizations released a letter on June 11, 2020, responding to a proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would al...
Continue reading
Topics:

AAPM Past President Steven Stanos, DO Discusses COVID-19's Impact on the Opioid Epidemic with AMA

This morning AAPM Past President Steven Stanos, DO participated in an AMA COVID-19 UPDATE podcast  to discuss how the pandemic has impacted the nation's opioid epidemic. Dr. Stanos also serves as AAPM's re...
Continue reading

AAPM and Multisociety Pain Workgroup Advocate for Facet Intervention Coverage

In preparation for the upcoming Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Multi-jurisdictional Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting regarding facet interventions, AAPM partnered with several other professional medi...
Continue reading
Topics:

Want more pain resources? Check out our library of on-demand education, upcoming events, and more.

Learn More