The abstract of a paper compiled by authors from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the UNC Medical Center’s urology department was presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Francisco. Three of the nine authors of “Post-Operative Opioid Prescribing in Urology: Are We Contributing to the National Crisis?” participated in a panel discussion and were available for follow-up commentary. The paper publishes the results of a survey of 109 persons who had undergone urological procedures. It found the average respondent only used 56% of his opioid prescription. Extrapolating the data, it is likely the 11,703 urologists in the country are prescribing 22 million more opioid pills than necessary each year. The paper furthers the work of the UNC Opioid Stewardship Committee, which, in light of an average of four fatal opioid overdoses a day in the state, was established by the UNC Medical Center to prevent avoidable harms from opioid abuse. Among other activities, the steering committee has developed a Standard Opioid Prescribing Schedule.