First Hospital Emergency Room in U.S. to End Use of Opioids for Acute Pain

Opioid Alternative Program A busy New Jersey hospital will be the first emergency room in the United States to drop the use of common opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and percocet to curb acute pain. Instead, other non-opioids medications, trigger point injections, nitrous oxide, and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. The Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) program started in January 2016 at … [Read more...]