Study: Parents still believe opioids are good option for children
Despite the spotlight on the nation's opioid epidemic, a new study reveals parents still believe opioids are a good option for their kids when it comes to pain relief.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) surveyed 1,000 parents.
While more than half expressed concern their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thirds believe opioids are more effective at managing their child's pain after surgery or a broken bone.
Although short-term use of opioids can be effective when managed safely, the society wants parents to know there are other ways to safely and effectively manage pain.