Key clinical point: Educating parents on unused opioid disposal methods and risks of retaining leftover opioids can reduce likelihood of retention.
Major finding: Almost 35% of parents instructed on proper disposal of unused opioids discarded them, while 24% of usual care parents did not (odds ratio, 1.68; P = .01).
Study details: The findings are based on a randomized controlled trial of 517 parents whose children were prescribed a short course of opioids.
Disclosures: The National Institute on Drug Addiction funded the research. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.
REPORTING FROM CPDD 2019