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09 Aug

Relieving Pain After Tonsillectomy

Are too many kids still receiving opioid prescriptions after getting their tonsils out?

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THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even children are being prescribed powerful opioid painkillers after having their tonsils removed.

The trend is happening despite a lack of evidence that opioids (such as OxyContin) are the best option for post-op pain or complications, the researchers said.

"Our study su...

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