Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

The Epidemic of Opioid OverPrescribing Suggests the Need for Caution and Careful Monitoring

Recent research has found that opioids are being overprescribed to patients.

A study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has found that opioids are being overprescribed to children.

Myron Yaster, MD (Richard J. Traystman Distinguished Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) and his colleagues interviewed the patients of pediatric patients who had been given opioids upon discharge from hospital. They were looking to determine: Read More