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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

May 19, 2016

Opioids: When the Harms Outweigh the Benefits

Haley Otman

"The CDC estimates 78 people die every single day from opioid- or heroin-related overdoses. That’s like a plane full of people crashing every week," says Dr. Chad Brummett.