Redefining Acute Care

In a radically changing healthcare environment, we are applying our innovative science and technologies to provide patients and healthcare providers with better ways to reduce postoperative pain and prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting.

With extensive experience in the acute care setting, we are focused on improving the standard of care to address the most critical public health needs, improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and deliver medicines that make a difference.


Postoperative Pain Management

The opioid epidemic in the United States has been declared a national healthcare crisis and too many lives have been lost. Despite the increasing use of minimally invasive surgeries and new medications, opioid analgesics are still the most commonly used medications to treat pain after surgery.1 Unfortunately, opioids can also lead to many adverse reactions, ranging from potentially severe adverse events to the risk of long-term use, misuse, and addiction.1,2 In addition, poorly controlled pain can have negative outcomes and delay patient recovery.2 Reducing exposure to opioids in the postoperative setting is a key way to help curb the opioid epidemic in the United States.

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Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a considerable problem for patients recovering after surgery. Unfortunately, getting sick after anesthesia is extremely common. In fact, the estimated incidence of PONV is as high as 30% for low-risk patients and 80% for high-risk patients.3

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  1. Hill MV, McMahon ML, Stucke RS, Barth RJ Jr. Wide variation and excessive dosage of opioids prescriptions for common general surgical procedures. Ann Surg. 2017;265(4)709-714. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000001993.
  2. Brummett CM, Waljee JF, Goesling J, et al. New persistent opioid use after minor and major surgical procedures in US adults. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(6):e170504. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0504.
  3. Smith HS, et al. Postoperative nausea and vomiting. Ann Palliat Med. 2012;1(2):94-102. doi:10.3978/j.issn.2224-5820.2012.07.05

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