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September 19, 2017

Michigan-wide drug takeback event Sept. 30

At eight locations across the state that day, Michiganders can bring old, expired or just unneeded medicines to a convenient location to drop off, and drive away knowing they’ll be properly and safely destroyed.

April 12, 2017

Opioids After Surgery: Which Patients Don't Stop When They Should

"The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery. But not everyone puts away the pills: In a new study, researchers found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery."

April 11, 2017

Opioids after surgery: Which patients don't stop when they should

"The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery. But not everyone puts away the pills: In a new study, researchers found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery."

February 21, 2017

Jennifer Waljee, MD, MPH, MS- Prescription Drug Overdose

The Division of Pain Research is proud to work closely with Dr. Jennifer Waljee. Dr. Waljee is a University of Michigan Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is passionate about reducing the amount of opioids that are being consumed in our community. To learn more about Dr. Waljee please click on the link below.

January 30, 2017

Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010–2015

The CDC reports "The ongoing epidemic of opioid deaths requires intense attention and action. In a November 2016 report, the Drug Enforcement Administration referred to prescription drugs, heroin, and fentanyl as the most significant drug-related threats to the United States.The misuse of prescription opioids is intertwined with that of illicit

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