Study confirms cancer patients use opiates responsibly and are much less likely to suffer fatal…
Study confirms cancer patients use opiates responsibly and are much less likely to suffer fatal consequences from their use:
Studies Show Opioid Deaths Less Likely in Cancer Patients, Post-Surgery Opioid Use Can Be Reduced Successfully
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In the midst of the national opioid epidemic, two new studies explore opioid use in cancer care. The studies compared opioid deaths among cancer patients to the general population and looked at an initiative to reduced opioid use after oncology surgeries. Authors will present their findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) upcoming Quality Care Symposium, taking place September 28–29, in at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix.