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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022
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The residency application process is full of challenges for students and programs. We explore three possible reforms and what they may mean for all involved.

  • September 13, 2022

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CPD - Continuing Professional Development Opioid Crisis
AAMCNews

Among other firsts, the U.S. government is funding syringe programs. Here’s how harm reduction for people who use drugs is at work on streets and in hospitals.

  • February 15, 2022
Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, exchanges sterile needles for used ones as part of a University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine harm reduction effort.
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
Press Release

The AAMC issued this statement statement on the introduction of the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • May 20, 2021
Press Release

AAMC issued the following statement on the Senate introduction of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2021.

  • April 27, 2021
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Telemedicine soared during the pandemic, and experts say it’s here to stay. How can providers and future physicians prepare to provide quality care from afar?

  • March 24, 2021
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, talks to a patient through a computer in her office
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After receiving opioids, Travis Rieder, PhD, was shocked to find how little doctors knew about managing them. He shares his journey and how we can spare others.

  • October 29, 2020
Travis Rieder, PhD, rides his motorcycle at a racetrack in 2014. A few years later, he suffered a devastating crash and dependence on opioids.
AAMCNews

Over 20 million people in the U.S. have a substance use disorder. During COVID-19, experts see signs of relapses, overdoses, and other worries. What can we do?

  • July 27, 2020
A man sits alone in a circle of chairs
AAMCNews

Despite critical workforce shortages in some hot spots around the country, physicians whose licenses expired long ago cannot just jump back into practice.

  • April 8, 2020
An older physician stands in an operating room wearing protective gear
AAMCNews

The Opioid Workforce Act of 2019 would add 1,000 more federally-funded residencies in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain medicine.

  • December 18, 2019
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Press Release

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued a statement following Senate introduction of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019.

  • November 19, 2019