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AMA seeks move toward opioid alternatives
Modern Healthcare

The largest medical society in the nation is calling for a bevy of actions that would ease physicians’ prescriptions of alternatives to opioids and support tools for preventing overdose.On the last day of the American Medical Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, 500 delegates representing 192 entities throughout the country voted on a number of resolutions aimed at helping curb the effect of opioid abuse and misuse in the country.Dr. Andrew Gurman, who Wednesday was sworn in as the new president of the association, acknowledged physicians have played a role in creating the epidemic.