Prevent Opioid Abuse
Opioid use and abuse
Massachusetts is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Athletes in particular, due to their risk of injury and the resulting pain, may be at risk for misusing prescription opioids.
What to Know about Prescription Opiods from MIAA
Opioid pain medication from Mass Ortho
The United States is in the midst of an opioid pain medication crisis. This is a serious public health issue. Misuse of opioid pain medication can lead to addiction, overdose, and death.
DISPOSE OF UNUSED OPIOID MEDICATION SAFELY
Check www.mass.gov/DrugDropbox to see if there is a permanent waste medication collection site in your town or city that you can go to right away.
-or- Use the DEA Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations - Search Utility to locate drug disposal locations
Prospective Evaluation of Opioid Consumption Following Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery.
Conclusions: Opioid consumption following CTR is more influenced by age and gender, and less influenced by anesthesia type, insurance type, or the type of opioid prescribed. Many more opioids were prescribed than needed, on an average of 5:1. Many patients, particularly older patients, do not require any opioid analgesia after CTR.
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