Massachusetts hospital battling post-op pain without using opiates

Taking narcotics after surgery is often the easiest, most effective way to tackle pain, but for many people it's also a gateway to opioid abuse.

In a recent study, 75% of heroin users in New England said their addictions started with prescription drugs. Now a surgeon at a Massachusetts hospital is on the leading edge of a solution that's helping eliminate the need for opioid prescriptions after surgery. Click here to read the WCVB ABC 5 news story.