Every day emergency physicians see the devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic. ACEP is one of the leaders in the battle against this epidemic.
Here are some of the initiative and resources ACEP has developed and continues to work on to empower emergency physicians.
Hear success stories about opioid treatment practices and programs in some of the nation's emergency departments.
Congress Passes Opioid Package
Oct. 24, 2018 - President Trump signed a sweeping legislative package of bills to address the nation's growing opioid epidemic. Included in the package are the "Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act" and the "Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms (POWER) Act," both of which ACEP developed with the sponsoring members of Congress. Read the press release.
Read more about Emergency Medicine Opioid Principles on ACEP's advocacy website.
ACEP-Supported Innovations Bill Sent to President