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AMA Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force

The AMA task forces released recommendations urging physicians to take action to improve opioid prescribing practices, help prevent opioid use disorder, and provide evidence-based, compassionate care for patients in pain.

COVID-19 Booster Shots: Top Questions Answered

The FDA and the CDC this week announced that certain groups of people at high risk for serious COVID-19 infection can now get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

What We Can Do About The Opioid Crisis During The Pandemic

Individuals with substance use issues find it more challenging to get help due to limited access to facilities, widespread program cancellations and decreased prevention measures during the pandemic.


In early 2021, the Pediatric Pain Warrior program at U.S. Pain Foundation surveyed 125 families with one or more children living in pain. The results paint a portrait of families and children affected by chronic pain whose needs are not being met.

You are not “asleep” under anesthesia

While these statements are intended to soothe patients during a stressful time, they gloss over this critical fact: Anesthesia is not like normal sleep at all. That’s why you need medical doctors – anesthesiologists – to take care of you under anesthesia, and why you don’t need us when you’re sleeping comfortably in your own bed.