Is methadone “the opioid sparing opioid”? This talk looks at where we are at as regards opioids, in the shadow of a national crisis for the USA; is it possible that methapone might offer us answers?

This piece looks at the idea that methadone might be a way to deliver a better more effective, multimodal, opioid sparing, analgesia with a reduced chance of a post operative repiratory events and decreased post-operative pain.

This talk is complimented well by our consersation, live from the conference, which you can find here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/prehab-periop-world-congress-evan-kharasch/

The World Health Organisation’s analgesic ladder is here: https://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/painladder/en/

Presented by Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship, Duke University School of Medicine.