Drug Disposal Bags After Hospitalizations Can Get Rid of Some Leftover Opioids

Jennifer N. Cooper, PhD, a Principal Investigator at Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital discussed results of the study covered in JAMA Surgery in an interview with MedicalResearch.com.

This article did not specifically mention Deterra, but cited the JAMA study.

Jennifer N. Cooper, PhD
Principal Investigator
Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital,
Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Although postoperative opioid prescribing has decreased in recent years due to an increased awareness of the risks of excess opioid prescribing, many patients are still prescribed more opioids than they need after surgery. In the pediatric population, most opioids are prescribed after surgical and dental procedures.

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