Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery
Patients need multimodal treatment options for their post-surgical chronic pain.
The quantity of postsurgical opioids prescribed may be associated with higher patient-reported opioid consumption.
The approval was based on data from 2 vehicle-controlled Phase 3 trials.
Patients undergoing thyroid and parathyroid surgery may require few to no opioid medications postoperatively.