A mandated consent form prior to opioid prescription was associated with decreased overall opioid prescriptions without a resultant increase in postoperative complications in pediatric patients.
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Otolaryngologists wrote nearly 1 million days’ worth of opioids to Medicare beneficiaries in 2015.
One in 20 children are prescribed codeine after undergoing tonsillectomy despite FDA black box warning regarding safety and efficacy issues associated with prescribing the opioid to children after these surgeries.
New, persistent opioid use after surgery is common and is not significantly different between minor and major surgical procedures