Pain Medicine - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ASA considers pain medicine a top priority of the organization and advocates for its members on issues related to pain medicine from the Advocacy Division in Washington, D.C. These resources are meant to inform you about federal legislative and regulatory activities that may impact the practice of pain medicine.

Topics of Interest 

Newest ASA Monitor ​article on opioids: ​Real-World Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic

ASA Urges Coverage of Epidural Steroid Injections in Oregon 

AMA Opioid Task Force Releases New Recommendations to Promote Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications

Committee on Pain Medicine Statement on Naloxone 

HHS Releases National Pain Strategy

CDC Releases Final Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Chronic Pain 

Improving Access to High Quality Pain Care: Learn what ASA and policymakers are doing to ensure access to safe and effective pain care.

Comment and Nomination Letters: ASA frequently comments on legislative and regulatory issues impacting pain medicine, and nominates members to serve on important committees at federal agencies and elsewhere.  

State Activities: Learn about state activities on pain medicine. 


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