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AMA Task Force Launches New "End Opioid Abuse" Website

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  
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The American Medical Association has formed the AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse to help coordinate, develop, and implement specific recommendations to ensure effective pain management practices and evidence-based prescribing of opioids; promote appropriate referrals and access to care for patients with opioid use disorders; and take necessary steps needed to reduce opioid-related harm. The Task Force has launched a web-based resource ( and will soon begin a national ad campaign to increase physicians’ registration and use of prescription drug monitoring programs as well as promote enhanced education and training to ensure that physicians take the lead in becoming educated about evidence-based care and appropriate prescribing practices. The new website offers courses and educational materials offered by the American Osteopathic Association, American Dental Association, 55 state and specialty medical societies, and other key stakeholders. Resources include:   

  • State-specific information and links to prescription drug monitoring programs
  • CME courses and webinars on preventing opioid abuse and safe opioid prescribing
  • Safe and effective use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorder: Resources from the Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies
  • Resources for patients
  • Educational resources by state and specialty society

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