Preoperative opioid use was reported in approximately 60% of patients undergoing total knee or hip replacement.
Informed consent is critical to decision making, and clear goals permit assessment of treatment.
Opioid-related mortality in the United States has increased at an alarming rate during the last 2 decades as a result of both suicide and unintentional overdose.
Definitive testing can detect deviations from prescribed opioid treatment regimens.
Need to expand access to non-opioid therapies
Longitudinal opioid prescribing patterns suggest that regular use among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is slightly declining.
Exposing clinicians to a multifaceted risk-reduction initiative significantly shifts prescribing practices away from high-dose chronic opioid therapy.
News, Opioid Addiction
Adult dental patients are frequently overprescribed opioids, with about half of prescribed opioids exceeding the recommended three-day supply.
The current evidence for the efficacy and safety of replacing opioids with medical cannabis for treating opioid addiction does not meet standards for recommendation.
News, Pediatric Pain Management
One-third of children undergoing tonsillectomies can do so without using opioids to manage pain.