The American Medical Association is urging governors and state legislatures to take action to ensure that patients being treated with opioids, whether for chronic pain or as medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, maintain access to their therapies during the coronavirus pandemic. Among their recommendations, they urge officials to:
The full set of recommendations is available HERE.
American Medical Association. COVID-19 policy recommendations for OUD, pain, harm reduction. July 20, 2020. Accessed July 27, 2020. https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/covid-19-policy-recommendations-oud-pain-harm-reduction