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  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Mar 5 2020

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    Michigan OPEN is now on LinkedIn. Follow us to stay up to date on our latest research, events, educational materials and prescribing recommendations. Follow our page here.

  7. Feb 19 2020

    Subscribe to Our Newsletter

    Michigan OPEN is proud to announce that we have launched our newsletter. This quarterly publication covers our latest research, updated educational materials, upcoming events and more. Please fill out the form below to receive our future newsletters.

  8. Feb 11 2020

    Free Online Course Now Available

    In collaboration with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and Injury Prevention Center, Michigan OPEN has created and launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers.” The course empowers non-prescribing providers and other learners to directly impact the opioid epidemic…