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ACS Opioid Position Statements and Task Force

ACS Position Statements

Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Published in August 2017

The ACS Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic outlines the College’s guiding principles for preventing opioid misuse and addiction in surgical patients.

Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention
Published in October 2017

The ACS Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention describes the College’s efforts to promote, enact, and sustain legislation and policies that reduce opioid-related motor vehicle injuries.        

ACS Opioid Task Force

Meet the members of our Opioid Task Force.