Non-Opioid Pain Management Under Investigation with FDA

Dr. Harold Minkowitz discusses a potential breakthrough in non-opioid post-surgery pain management called HTX-011.

A new study showed that by combining HTX-011 with over-the-counter pain medications, such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen, 90% of patients do not require any opioids to manage their post-operative pain for 72 hours after surgery or even needed a discharge prescription for opioids. Above that, 81% of the patients involved in the said study remained completely opioid-free up to 8 days after surgery.

Listen to this podcast episode to get more details.

Dr. Harold Minkowitz is a practicing anesthesiologist in Houston, TX and investigator for Heron Therapeutics’ HTX-011 clinical trials. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Minkowitz completed his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand. After receiving his Fellowship in the Faculty of Anesthesiologists in South Africa, he relocated to the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Here, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Minkowitz completed his Board Certification with the American Board of Anesthesiologists, and in 1998 joined practice at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is currently the Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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