Medical History Mysteries: Making sense of a controversial new study on dental pain and opioids

Feb. 24, 2023
Are there new guidelines for prescribing opioids? Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and Tom Viola, RPh, CCP, discuss a new study on the recommendations for treating dental pain that includes opioids.

For the better part of a decade, practicing dentists have been strongly pushed to stop prescribing opioids. So why were they included in a comprehensive new study on recommendations for treating dental pain? Pharmacologist Tom Viola explains.

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles and subscribe to Through the Loupes.