In The News: July 2018

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Following joint replacement or spine surgery, many patients are sent home from the hospital with a prescription for an opioid pain medication. They generally are advised to also use nonopioid medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). A study published in the journal Anesthesia &Analgesia examined use of these medications in 140 people.
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