Items Tagged with 'Opioids'


Partnership aims to curb growing opioid epidemic

Four institutions statewide look to train more physicians to become addiction medicine specialists.

March 29, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In an effort to curb the advancing opioid epidemic in the state, four institutions are teaming up to train more physicians to become addiction medicine specialists. Read More

Doctors accused of preying on addicts in $500M scheme

December 18, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — Prosecutors said six doctors have been charged in a scheme that allegedly involved millions of opioid drugs and unnecessary medical procedures. Read More

County spreads budget cheer

Medical examiner needs funds for 100 more opioid-related autopsies.

November 23, 2018
The proposed 2019 Kent County budget includes a $7.4 million increase and the addition of 36 jobs. Read More

Medical company opens opioid treatment center

October 10, 2018
A national medical company has unveiled a new opioid treatment center in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Michigan lawmakers target 'doc shopping' by opioid addicts

December 18, 2017
LANSING — Doctors would be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under legislation that won final approval, the latest attempt to combat Michigan's deadly opioid epidemic. Read More

State sees effects of national opioid crisis

Number of overdose deaths increased more than 17 times from 1999 to 2016.

November 3, 2017
The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities around the country, including those in Michigan. Read More

Pharmacy including OD kit with opioid prescriptions

August 2, 2017
A local pharmacy is now providing naloxone with each opioid prescription filled. Read More