It is estimated that 43% of healthcare costs associated with opioid addiction are attributable to postoperative pain management. As anesthesiologists, it is our duty to lead the effort to combat our state’s prescription drug abuse crisis.

We have created the following infographic for use in your communities, and we ask that you take a leadership position within your hospitals in driving education about the problem. Family practitioners, emergency medicine physicians, dentists, and others are having this discussion…we should lead the call for change.

A PDF version of the infographic can be found at, and we encourage you to share with your colleagues.


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