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The opioid epidemic: What can surgeons do about it?

The surgeon’s role in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis is described, as are the College’s efforts to educate policymakers, providers, and patients about opioid abuse prevention.

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ACS achieves notable legislative victories in 2016

The ACS federal lobbying team successfully accomplished multiple legislative wins in 2016  covering a range of topics including the Cancer Moonshot initiative, opioid research and treatment funding, and issues related to health information technology interoperability.

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2016 state legislative year in review and a look ahead

State legislative priorities for the ACS in 2016, including opioid abuse, narrow insurance networks, surprise billings, and trauma system development, are summarized as are key issues that will be addressed at the state level next year.

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