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Despite black-box warning, codeine use after tonsillectomy persists

Despite black-box warning, codeine use after tonsillectomy persists
November 16, 2017

The FDA placement of a black-box warning on the use of codeine in children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy was able to decrease the amount of the drug used in the pediatric population after this operation; however, one in 20 are still prescribed the opioid after the operation.

“The residual codeine prescribing is concerning since this should be a zero event,” Kao-Ping Chua, MD, PhD, researcher and pediatrician at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, said in a press release. “We need to ensure children are not subject to unnecessary potential harm when we have reasonable alternatives.”

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