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American Medical Assn - November 29, 2011
Link to this article: http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/11/28/prsd1128.htm
More Help Sought to Fight Opioid Abuse
The growing death toll linked to controlled substances spurs the AMA to action
Congressional legislation would mandate training for physicians prescribing opioids
Medical Association will step up efforts to help physicians prevent misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.
At its Interim Meeting in November, the House of Delegates directed the AMA to promote physician training
and competence on the proper use of controlled substances and encourage doctors to use screening tools from
the National Institute on Drug Abuse and others to identify patients likely to abuse prescription drugs.
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