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Surgery Patients Use Only 1/4 Of The Opioids A Surgeon Gives -- But The Bigger The Prescription, The More They Take

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals




Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what their patients will actually use after common operations, a new study shows.

And the size of that prescription may be the most important factor in how many opioid pills the patient will take – outweighing thei...


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