Expert Panel: Opioid Prescribing Limits Should be Based on Operation Performed – APhA submits compounding comments to FDA. – (866) 348-2889.
An expert panel of health care providers and patients are recommending that opioid prescribing limits should be based on the operation performed rather than a blanket approach. The ranges offered for each of 20 common operations generally call for reductions from the current rates of opioid prescription, and the researchers note that patients themselves favor using less of the medications than often prescribed.
In a recently published paper, the researchers, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explain the process of consensus reached by 30 surgeons, pain specialists, outpatient surgical nurse practitioners, surgical residents, patients and pharmacists.