AMA Opioid Task Force Releases its 2020 Progress Report

The new report details the recent evolution of the nation’s opioid epidemic and physicians’ progress toward ending it. AAPM Past President Steve Stanos, DO, represents the Academy on the Task Force. Key points from the 2020 report include: opioid prescribing decreases for a sixth year in a row, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) registrations and use continue to increase, more physicians are certified to treat opioid use disorder, and access to naloxone is increasing. Read full report

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