March 9, 2018

Community Members Work to Prevent Drug Overdoses - Grand Traverse

On Thursday afternoon the Grand Traverse County Drug-Free Coalition hosted its monthly meeting at Traverse City West High School.

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February 6, 2018

ATS receives lifesaving $10K donation

Opioid reversal drug will be handed out for free

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December 12, 2017

Aetna waives co-pay for opioid overdose drug

Narcan reverses effect of opioid overdose

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November 30, 2017

FDA approves first once-monthly buprenorphine injection, a medication-assisted treatment option for opioid use disorder


Agency encourages safe adoption and more widespread use of FDA-approved treatments to help combat opioid addiction

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September 19, 2017

Schuette Opens Investigation into Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Bipartisan Coalition of 41 State Attorneys General Demand Information and Documents from Manufacturers, Distributors of Prescription Opioid Drugs in New Investigation

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June 27, 2017

Walgreens Makes Life Saving Naloxone Available Without Prescription in Michigan Pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 27, 2017 – As part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse, Walgreens today announced it has made naloxone, a lifesaving opioid antidote, available without a prescription in all of its Michigan pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations.

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May 20, 2017

Advocates aim to bring Hope Not Handcuffs to St. Clair County

She doesn’t know if it would have saved her son's life, but Marie Gerow does know a Hope Not Handcuffs program in St. Clair County would have at least given him one more option.

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May 16, 2017

Michigan residents give back 10 tons of drugs

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29 yielded 20K of prescription pills statewide 

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  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017. 1,941 were opioid-related and 699 were a result of Heroin use.
  • Fact:  2017 MAPS Data indicates 19,943,203 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI.
  • Fact:  October 2018, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians collected approximately 40,000 opioids at 60 statewide collection sites.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
  • Fact:  In 2017, the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed decreased by 10.7 percent since 2015.
  • Fact:  In 2017, there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car crashes in Michigan.
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