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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…

April 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…

March 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…

March 5, 2020

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February 19, 2020

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February 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…

December 5, 2019

Michigan OPEN Attends Summit on Overdose Prevention

The “Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Opioid Overdose Patient” fall summit on Nov. 20 facilitated discussion among stakeholders on best practices and protocol development of post-opioid overdose care in the ED, with a specific focus on naloxone distribution. Participants gained an understanding of the current landscape of post-overdose care protocols around the state,…

October 30, 2019

Thousands of Pounds of Unused Medications Collected on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Michigan residents in 46 counties had a chance to dispose of opioids and other unused and expired prescription medications in their medicine cabinets through 98 simultaneous events held around the state, including four sites in Indiana. The collective effort resulted in hundreds of families safely removing a total of 3,367 pounds…

October 23, 2019

Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26

The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Opioid overdose deaths in Michigan have almost tripled in five years. To help combat this epidemic, Michigan OPEN is partnering with hospitals, pharmacies, community organizations and police departments around the state to host medication take back events on Saturday, Oct. 26…