Practice of Medicine

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Methadone for Opiate Naive Patient….Deadly Outcome

July 6, 2015

The Case

The patient was a 25 year old male with a history of chronic tonsillitis, 2 recurring episodes of Strep throat, and history of partial upper airway obstruction. He was referred by his PCP to an ENT specialist who recommended a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, discussed the risk of the surgery, and established a plan for pain management following the surgery- Percocet for pain and …

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