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  1. Sep 22 2020

    Medication-Assisted Treatment Waiver Training to be Held on October 8

    The Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team will host a virtual eight-hour PCSS MAT waiver training on Oct. 8 targeted to Emergency Medicine providers. The training is co-sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Opioid Collaborative. Trainers are Drs. Andy King, Brad Riley, Nick Rademacher and Aaron Dora-Laskey. Another waiver training will be offered…

  2. Sep 14 2020

    Fall Take Back Event Set for October 24

    The fall 2020 national Take Back Day has been set for Saturday, Oct. 24. This event offers communities a safe opportunity to dispose of any unused medications. This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic which has seen a rise in opioid use disorder and opioid-related mortalities. If you are interested in bringing a Take…

  3. Aug 27 2020

    View Our Summer Newsletter

    Michigan OPEN’s summer newsletter is now available to read. Learn more about how we have been continuing to combat the opioid epidemic during this time here. To subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date on everything Michigan OPEN is doing, please fill out the form below.

  4. Aug 18 2020

    Opioid-Related Mortalities Increase During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Read the articles below to see how COVID-19 has impacted the opioid epidemic. Reports of increases in opioid-related overdose during COVID pandemic As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation’s opioid epidemic. Read more. Opioid overdoses in Michigan surge during the COVID-19 pandemic From April to June 2020, EMS responses for opioid overdose…

  5. May 7 2020

    New Research Featured by the American Dental Education Association

    A new Michigan OPEN paper has been featured by the American Dental Education Association. Authored by Dr. Romesh Nalliah, BDS, MHCM and Michigan OPEN clinical information analyst Brooke Kenney, MPH, the research focused on 329 patients who underwent either surgical or routine dental extractions and found that patients who used opioids after their procedure reported…

  6. Apr 7 2020

    Spring Medication Take Back Event Canceled

    Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Michigan OPEN’s spring Take Back Event, planned for April 25th, has been canceled. In lieu of hosting spring take back events, Michigan OPEN will focus our efforts on a promotional campaign educating the public on the risks of keeping unused medications and the importance, and availability, of every day…

  7. Mar 6 2020

    Michigan OPEN and MEDIC Host Second Overdose Prevention Summit

    On Feb. 26 in East Lansing, 62 Michigan emergency department physicians and nurse practitioners attended a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training coordinated by the Michigan OPEN-MEDIC project team. Dr. Eric Ketcham, an ED physician, addiction specialist and MAT expert from New Mexico, conducted the 8-hour waiver training. Drs. Brad Riley (Spectrum Health), Andy King (Detroit Medical Center) and Nick Rademacher…

  8. Mar 5 2020

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