June 11, 2021

Many surgery patients get opioid prescriptions, but many don’t need to, study suggests.

“Surgeons can ease their patients’ pain from common operations without prescribing opioids, and avoid the possibility of starting someone on a path to long-term use, a pair of new studies suggests.” Check out this latest article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, featuring new papers from some of our Co-Directors, and sharing our new…

June 10, 2021

Spring 2021 Newsletter: Read it today!

Check out our latest newsletter! Spring 2021 edition is available to view online. Click the button below to read. To sign up for our newsletter, fill out the form below.

April 23, 2021

Free Virtual Event: Substance Use Disorder in the Subpopulations

When: April 26 – 30, 2021Where: VirtualTime: 11am – 12 pm, dailyCost: Free! If you want to explore how stigma, COVID-19, and acute care impact those with substance use disorder/opioid use disorder (SUD/OUD); or how SUD/OUD impacts various subpopulations, you won’t want to miss this event! With 5 amazing speakers and new topics each day, this…

April 12, 2021

Spring Medication Take-Back Event on April 24

Dispose of old/expired medication at this free event. Saturday, April 24: 10 am – 2 pm FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU

March 4, 2021

Is the Crisis Over?

A look at trends in opioid prescribing in the U.S.Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Time: 12 – 1 p.m. EST REGISTER NOW

February 25, 2021

Read our latest newsletter

Michigan OPEN’s latest newsletter is now available to view. It features our continued work and research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights include our successful fall medication Take Back Event, the launching of our pediatrics website, and our latest published research. Read the newsletter here. To subscribe to our newsletter, fill out the form below.

February 1, 2021

Registration Now Open for Buprenorphine Waiver Training on March 4, 2021

The Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team will host an 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training on March 4, 2021. This free training is tailored to ED and acute care providers and meets the DEA certification requirement. BCBSM is providing generous financial support, including $1000 attendance incentives to Michigan ED physicians. For more information and to register, please visit:

January 8, 2021

Save the Date: Buprenorphine Waiver Training to be Held on March 4

The Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team is hosting a free, eight-hour buprenorphine waiver training on March 4 that is tailored to emergency department and acute care providers. This training meets the DEA certification requirement and attendance incentives will be provided by BCBSM to Michigan ED physicians. Registration for this event will open the week of Jan. 11, 2021. If…

November 23, 2020

Free Continuing Education Opportunities Available

Michigan OPEN has four free continuing education opportunities available through our website. View the program flyers and descriptions below. “Perioperative Pain Management & Care Coordination” provides learners with three continuing medical education credits. This course is targeted toward primary care providers, Advanced Practice Providers and residents. It is self-paced and satisfies the Michigan licensure requirement for Pain…