Davies' Study Suggests Opioids Are Overprescribed for Prostate and Kidney Surgeries

September 10, 2018

CP3-affiliated faculty Benjamin Davies led research suggesting urologists should prescribe far fewer opioids for patients.  Reuters Health News reported on Davies' study, which suggests that urologists can decrease their prescribing habits by at least 50%, and opioid prescribing tended to exceed patients' use.  "I am moving almost all of my procedures to absolutely no narcotics," Dr. Davies said. "We have started the process slowly, and so far I've had no patient complaints."