the figures seen within the same period last year.
AMA is joining forces with other federal organizations such as the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to lead projects funded by SAMHSA. Additionally, a series of additional resources that aim to allow physicians to better learn how to treat, identify and prevent opioid use disorders are now being provided by AMA for free.
AMA’s Opioid Task Force Chair stated that proper naloxone use alone isn’t going to be putting an end to the opioid crisis, but it’s an important and life-saving component in addressing the epidemic that also “provides a second chance.”
After the updates were made by the Opioid Task Force, the American Academy of Family Physicians released a statement, which reaffirmed their commitment to giving family doctors the needed tools and advocate better access to naloxone in order to curb the rising number of opioid overdoses.