Health Sciences Education Symposium

First Author Information

Adam Pflugrath, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology, VCU School of Medicine

Additional Author(s) Information

Nikisha Richards, M.D., VCU Health, Department of Ophthalmology

Dev Sahni, VCU School of Medicine

Angela Gupta, VCU School of Medicine

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Original Presentation Date


Date of Submission

March 2019

Abstract/Short Description

Purpose: To examine opiate pain medication prescription and consumption after surgical procedures at VCU Medical Center.


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