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 

Learn about what ASA is doing to address the opioid epidemic​ in the ​ASA Monitor ​article, ​All Hands on Deck to Address the Opioid Abuse Crisis

ASA establishes Ad Hoc Committee on Prescription Opioid Abuse and releases Committee on Pain Medicine Statement on Naloxone 

HHS Releases National Pain Strategy

CDC Releases Final Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Chronic Pain 

Washington Health Technology Clinical Committee Preserves Coverage for Spinal Injections 


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.