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Friday, September 7, 2018 - SC Attorney General Alan Wilson praises opioid reduction efforts

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson visited the Roper St. Francis bariatric unit to learn about how our team has worked to virtually eliminate use of opioids following surgery.

Two years ago, weight-loss surgeons at Roper St. Francis sent all of their patients home with a prescription for an opioid painkiller. This year, they have written only three. 

That’s because the bariatric surgery unit at the hospital system has been working hard to create a new list of pain management policies in an attempt to bring down the number of potentially addictive prescriptions they write.

Those prescriptions are thought to be at the root of the painkiller epidemic.

Click here to read more from the Post and Courier

Below: Dr. Jeffrey Frohock (left) and Dr. Bryan Thomas (right) speak with SC Attorney General Alan Wilson

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