Appropriate Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain
Amid the continuing the opioid epidemic in the United States, a new report on opioid prescribing from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine claims guidance for treating acute pain is lacking, which could play a factor in the crisis. On Feb. 19, Dr. Bernard Lo, president of the Greenwall Foundation and chair of the committee behind Framing Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain: Developing the Evidence, spoke to a classroom of students, faculty and community members at Georgia State Law. The lecture was hosted by the Center for Law, Health & Society. Lo says, “There are not consistent prescribing practices for acute pain. Acute pain - defined as pain that starts suddenly and lasts for up to 90 days - can follow an injury, surgery or childbirth”. Watch the video to get more insight on Dr. Lo’s perspective on this topic.
Institutional Repository Citation
Lo, Dr. Bernie, "Appropriate Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain" (2020). Center for Law, Health and Society Events. 96.