Hi Reddit! I am Mark Bicket, a physician, researcher and expert in pain
medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine. My research focuses on treatments of
acute and chronic pain, including prescription opioids. Ask me anything
about how we treat pain!
AbstractHi Reddit, my name is Mark Bicket, M.D., I'm director of the Pain
Medicine Fellowship training program at Hopkins. My research focuses on
treatments of acute and chronic pain, including prescription opioids for
pain and how those medications are taken by patients and supplied by
prescribers. Recently, I led an investigation on what happens to opioids
prescribed for pain after surgery in JAMA Surgery. Our team found that
most opioid pills remained unused after patients recovered from their
procedures, and most patients did not dispose of the unused pills. It's
important to improve pain relief while balancing the risks and problems
from opioids, as many of us know someone affected by the opioid crisis.
I look forward to answering your questions at 1pm ET