Opioid Crisis Affects Children and Teens Too

MEDICAL XPRESS (03/01) – Children and adolescents undergoing surgery can be swept up in the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to a review and update in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, official journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). “The magnitude of the problem of prescription opioid use by children and teenagers is overwhelming[.]” Read more

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