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Change in care protocol of weight-reduction operations exceeds its desired effect

Change in care protocol of weight-reduction operations exceeds its desired effect

FDA warns against use of unapproved pain medications with implanted pumps

FDA warns against use of unapproved pain medications with implanted pumps

Local anesthetic drug not linked to reduction in opioid use, complications after knee surgery

Local anesthetic drug not linked to reduction in opioid use, complications after knee surgery

Mepivacaine is found to be an effective spinal anesthetic for knee replacement surgery

Mepivacaine is found to be an effective spinal anesthetic for knee replacement surgery

ASA survey: Drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia

ASA survey: Drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia

Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages

Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages

Epidural pain relief with fentanyl during childbirth does not affect early breastfeeding success

Epidural pain relief with fentanyl during childbirth does not affect early breastfeeding success

DURECT reports successful completion of DUR-928 Phase 1 study for acute use indications

DURECT reports successful completion of DUR-928 Phase 1 study for acute use indications

New study compares outcomes from two postoperative pain control methods in knee replacement patients

New study compares outcomes from two postoperative pain control methods in knee replacement patients

Data demonstrates benefits associated with use of EXPAREL in hip, knee replacement patients

Data demonstrates benefits associated with use of EXPAREL in hip, knee replacement patients

Injection technique provides pain relief following knee replacement surgery

Injection technique provides pain relief following knee replacement surgery

FDA approves additional manufacturing suite for Pacira’s EXPAREL

FDA approves additional manufacturing suite for Pacira’s EXPAREL

New approach to breast reconstruction surgery decreases use of postoperative opioid painkiller

New approach to breast reconstruction surgery decreases use of postoperative opioid painkiller

Pacira Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase 3 clinical trial of EXPAREL in femoral nerve block

Pacira Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase 3 clinical trial of EXPAREL in femoral nerve block

Study: Liposomal bupivacaine can provide longer-lasting nerve blocks

Study: Liposomal bupivacaine can provide longer-lasting nerve blocks

FDA accepts DURECT's New Drug Application for POSIDUR

FDA accepts DURECT's New Drug Application for POSIDUR

Pacira Pharmaceuticals reports results of EXPAREL Phase 2/3 clinical trial for TKA

Pacira Pharmaceuticals reports results of EXPAREL Phase 2/3 clinical trial for TKA

ORAEs increase costs of care, hospital stays and risks of readmission and mortality, research finds

ORAEs increase costs of care, hospital stays and risks of readmission and mortality, research finds

New data reveals impact of opioid-related adverse events on length, cost of hospitalization after surgery

New data reveals impact of opioid-related adverse events on length, cost of hospitalization after surgery

Tourniquet timing alters foot surgery pain outcomes

Tourniquet timing alters foot surgery pain outcomes