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Prolonged Opioid Use After Surgery Most Likely Due To Factors Other Than Pain

According to a study in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), the risk of continuing to use strong pain-relieving drugs many months after surgery increases with non-pain related factors, such as previous use of pain medications, symptoms of depression, and high perceived risk of addiction. Dr...

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