Medical Groups Unite To Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Fix (8/25, Lavitt) reports that the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have joined forces “to address the growing epidemic of opioid abuse across the” US. Psychiatrist and AMA board chair-elect Patrice A. Harris, MD, said, “We have joined together as part of this special task force because we collectively believe that it is our responsibility to work together to provide a clear road map that will help bring an end to this public health epidemic.” In a press release, APA CEO and medical director Saul Levin, MD, stated, “The APA is honored to join our colleagues in the house of medicine in addressing this problem. We owe it to our patients to ensure they receive the proper and appropriate care.”

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— “The AMA Join Forces With the APA to Address Opioid Epidemic,” John Lavitt, The Fix, August 24, 2015.

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