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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022

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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
AAMCNews

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
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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
AAMCNews

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement regarding Senate passage of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.

  • October 3, 2018
Press Release

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement regarding introduction of the “Opioid Workforce Act of 2018” in both the House and Senate.

  • May 15, 2018