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.
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.
Pain Medicine Talking Points and Pain Alleviation Toolkit
Find talking points to support the position that specialized physician training is necessary to prevent potentially lethal side effects and medication dependency.
Pain Alleviation Toolkit – your guide to safely manage patient comfort
Explore new resources from ASA and AAOS about how to prepare patients for discomfort and recovery, tips and strategies on how to implement routine screening and improve outcomes, and recommendations on the use, storage and disposal of opioids.