CMAR principal investigator Dileep Lobo, a Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery has published an important paper on the prevention of postoperative opioid harm. The publication written by international experts aims to prevent unnecessary repeat prescriptions, patients supplying to friends and family, and prevent traffic accidents caused by driving under the influence of opioids and accidental overdoses at home
The full reference is Levy N, Quinlan J, El-Boghdadly K, Fawcett WJ, Agarwal V, Bastable RB, Cox FJ, de Boer HD, Dowdy SC, Hattingh K, Knaggs RD, Mariano ER, Pelosi P, Scott MJ, Lobo DN, Macintyre PE. An international multidisciplinary consensus statement on the prevention of opioid-related harm in adult surgical patients. Anaesthesia. 2020 Oct 7. doi: 10.1111/anae.15262. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33027841.
Link to paper: https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.15262
Link to press release: https://anaesthetists.org/Home/News-opinion/News/Stopping-opioid-related-addiction-harm-and-accidents-after-surgery