Special or Theme Issue

Themed Issue on the Opioid Epidemic.

Ardenne M, Reitnauer PG. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1975;25:1369-79.

Anesthesiologists provide pain management services in both perioperative and inpatient settings. Articles in this special issue review factors that contribute to the opioid epidemic and how anesthesiologists have a role in developing solutions. Topics covered include prescription monitoring, cancer care, and medicolegal concerns of pain medication management.