AMA Responds to Walmart’s “Refusal to Fill” Policy

The American Medical Association (AMA) continues to express its concerns over Walmart's corporate prescription opioid restriction policy in its recent letter to Walmart's Chief Medical and Analytics Officer. The new policy limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or 50 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) has caused harm to patients with acute, palliative, cancer-related, chronic pain and other medical conditions requiring amounts or doses greater than the corporate policy. According to the AMA, "this policy has disrupted legitimate medical practices that receive form letters telling them their prescribing rights under state law will be superseded by a Walmart-created algorithm that deems a physician unfit to prescribe."

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Report from the June 2019 AMA Annual Meeting

The following report was submitted by Robert Wailes, MD, AAPM AMA Delegate The Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) convened from June 8-12, in Chicago, Illinois. I repre...
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AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting Update

Pain medicine was represented at the recent American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) Annual Meeting by AAPM delegate Robert Wailes, MD , and alternate delegate Donna Bloodworth, MD . Among topics discussed, ...
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AMA Opioid Task Force Recommendations Offer Roadmap to Policymakers

The recommendations include tangible actions policymakers can take to help reduce barriers to evidence-based treatment and end the nation's opioid epidemic. AAPM is among the 25 specialty and state medical societies that...
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AMA Webinar: Thriving in Practice - Staywell Performance Story

Register here for a webinar on May 22 at 12 pm CT to hear a long-time physician share her practice's journey through the phases of transformation and how both the struggles and the triumphs have prepared the practice tea...
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