The American Medical Association is fighting an otherwise popular bill to require training doctors about opioid use disorder

By Nicholas Florko May 31, 2022

WASHINGTON — The American Medical Association wants doctors to have more training on treating people with opioid use disorder.

The group’s Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force has recommended it. The AMA website regularly lauds doctors who integrate addiction treatments into their practice. One past president even issued a nationwide “call to action” for doctors to get training on the topic.