How many opioid painkillers do surgery patients need? New prescribing recommendations unveiled

How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal? With the country facing an epidemic of opioid pain medication abuse, the answer should be simple: Just enough to ease patients' immediate post-surgery pain. But surgical teams have lacked an evidence-based guide, or even … Continue reading How many opioid painkillers do surgery patients need? New prescribing recommendations unveiled