Duration is everything when it comes to non-opioid postoperative pain relief. Most local anesthetics, even extended-release formulations—struggle to work beyond 12 to 24 hours. And severe pain often lasts beyond 24 hours. Opioids, which healthcare providers may rely on to pick up where local anesthetics leave off, come with a high cost. What if local anesthetics could last longer? Heron Therapeutics wants you to learn more about postoperative pain, what limits local anesthetics, the inflammatory process, and how to avoid using opioids for pain management in many different specialties. Stay on the cutting edge with Heron Therapeutics and stay on top of innovative developments with non-opioid alternatives.