How Many Opioid Pills Do You Need After Surgery?

With heightened addiction concerns, doctors are working to rein in prescriptions of pain relievers like oxycodone and hydrocodone.

When Mark Greenberg had arthroscopic knee surgery in 2017 he was surprised he got a prescription for 50 pills of the pain reliever Percocet from a fellow doctor. Percocet contains oxycodone, an opioid commonly used to treat pain but has a high risk of addiction.

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