The opioid crisis has changed the way we think about pain. Addictions typically associated with street drugs now often start in the doctor’s office.
New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?
An observational study associates opioid marketing and overdose death rates, questioning the role of pharmaceutical companies and doctors in the opioid crisis.
Surgery patients expect their physicians will prescribe opioids to manage recovery pain, and they perceive these highly addictive drugs as superior to all others despite growing concerns about addiction and side effects.