Opioid-sparing approach to post-operative care reducing opiate prescriptions in half


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - For many people, dangerous opioid addictions begin at the hospital when they’re prescribed them to manage pain after a surgery.

But a new approach by doctors at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is reducing opioid use among surgical patients in the hospital and at home by half.

“The data is out there, the stories out there. All of us know someone who’d been affected by it and it’s terrifying,” said Britt Collier-Gibson.