Preoperative Counseling May Reduce Opioid Use

September 22nd, 2017

"Although the United States represents less than 5 percent of the world's population, it consumes about 80 percent of all the world's opioid production," said Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS. "And when surveyed, 80 percent of heroin users said they started abuse with prescription opioids, then turned to heroin because it was cheaper and easier to get."

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