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2019 Sep




Opioid prescriptions for acute pain after outpatient surgery at a large public university-affiliated hospital: Impact of state legislation in Florida.


Potnuru P, Dudaryk R, Gebhard RE, Diez C, Velazquez OC, Candiotti KA, Epstein RH
Surgery. 2019 Sep; 166(3):375-379.
PMID: 31196705.


In response to the growing opioid crisis, Florida recently implemented a law restricting the duration of opioid prescriptions for acute pain. Little is known about the impact of such legislation on opioid prescription practices at the time of discharge after surgery. The objective of this study was to determine whether Florida's new legislation changed opioid prescription practices for analgesia after surgery.