The first large study of surgical opioid prescribing and patient usage shows the potential for reduced amounts and the importance of safe disposal of unused pills.
Post Operative and Recovery
Guidelines developed from gallbladder patient data and interviews form the basis of a new effort to right-size opioid prescribing for many operations.
Post-surgery pain medication can ease recovery — but it can also lead to long-term problems. A new, free tool based on actual patient use can help.
One in 20 young adults continues to receive opioid prescription refills long after surgery, a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference finds.
A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery.