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Latest - May 10, 2022

Addiction prevention: Opioid prescriptions after surgeries decline in Michigan, doctors say

One of our co-directors, Dr. Mark Bicket, spoke to WXYZ Detroit about declining opioid prescriptions after surgery and how over-the-counter medicines can be effective at managing post-operative pain. “Some of the medicines, people may even have in their prescription cabinet at home or can get over the counter. So, Tylenol, acetaminophen is one those. When […]
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 […]
Apr 7, 2020

Spring 2020 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 […]
Mar 11, 2020

First naloxone kit dispensed at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

First naloxone kit dispensed at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
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 […]
Mar 5, 2020

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Feb 27, 2020

“Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Overdose Patient” winter summit

More than 70 Michigan ED providers and other stakeholders attended the “Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Overdose Patient” winter summit. The summit focused on ED best practices and protocol development of post-opioid overdose care, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The summit was hosted by Michigan OPEN, MEDIC and the U-M Injury Prevention Center.
Feb 26, 2020

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training held with 62 attendees.

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 (Hurley Medical Center) served as […]
Feb 19, 2020

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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 […]
Jan 22, 2020

Initial 600 naloxone kits sent to participating emergency departments in Michigan.

Initial 600 naloxone kits sent to participating emergency departments in Michigan.
Dec 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, […]
Nov 22, 2019

1st Summit of ‘Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Overdose Patient” series

The first summit of the “Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Overdose Patient” series was held on Nov. 20, 2019 and was co-hosted by Michigan OPEN, MEDIC and the Injury Prevention Center. Discussion was facilitated among stakeholders on best practices and protocol development of post-opioid overdose care in the ED, with a specific focus […]
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