Health Sciences Faculty Collaborate on Pain Medicine Review

Daniel E. Hilleman, PharmD, professor in Pharmacy Practice and Mark A. Malesker, PharmD, professor in Pharmacy Practice along with Sarah J. Aurit, MPH, Clinical Research and Evaluative Sciences, School of Medicine and Lee Morrow, MD, professor in the School of Medicine, published on the “Evidence for the Efficacy of an Opioid-Sparing Effect of Intravenous Acetaminophen in the Surgery Patient: A Systematic Review” in Pain Medicine.

Intravenous (IV) acetaminophen is used in multimodal analgesia to reduce the amount and duration of opioid use in the postoperative setting. A systematic review of published randomized controlled trials was conducted to define the opioid-sparing effect of IV acetaminophen in different types of surgeries.