Addiction prevention: Opioid prescriptions after surgeries decline in Michigan, doctors say
One of our co-directors, Dr. Mark Bicket, spoke to WXYZ Detroit about declining opioid prescriptions after surgery and how over-the-counter medicines can be effective at managing post-operative pain.
“Some of the medicines, people may even have in their prescription cabinet at home or can get over the counter. So, Tylenol, acetaminophen is one those. When we combine that with medication like Ibuprofen, that’s also called Aleve. When you put those two medicines together, they actually, in many studies, can work better for certain types of acute pain than a prescription opioid,” Bicket said.