News / Publications

2018

July 11: CDC Health Alert - Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs, Including Carfentanil, and Increased Usage and Mixing with Non-opioids
June 4: FDA: Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection Recall
May 31: New Michigan opioid laws may mean longer prescription wait times
May 10: People taking medication to treat opioid addiction face stigma that they're not 'fully recovered'
April 12: Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use
April 5: Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose
February: CDC Fact Sheet: Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for People who Consume Alcohol and Use Opioids
January 25: Reducing Prescription Opioid Misuse in North Carolina
January 3: Marketing wizards and urine-testing millionaires: Inside the lucrative business of America’s opioid crisis.

2017

December 27: Michigan steps up fight against opioid addiction
December 21: NCHS releases 2016 data on opioid overdose deaths
December 12: New Opioid Script Limits Announced By Blue Cross Michigan
November 28: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Opioid Death Rates
November 10: Emergency Department Visits Involving Opioid Overdoses in the United States, 2010-2014
November 8: Amid Opioid Crisis, States Start Embracing Alternative Medicine
November: Physical and Sexual Dating Violence and Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs
October 27: New Opioid Training for Providers: Reducing the Risks of Opioids
October 12: As Opioid Deaths Rise, Wayne and Oakland County Take On Drug Companies
Oakland County Press Release
Oakland County Press Conference (Video)
September 21: CVS Health Fighting National Opioid Abuse Epidemic With Enterprise Initiatives
August 2: New website highlights stories of opioid victims in Michigan
August 1: Interactive map helps pinpoint Michigan opioid battles
July 23: Opioids in the workplace: A bitter pill for business
July 20: Oakland County’s opioid dataset portal provides information for residents and advocates
July 13: MDHHS launches media campaign, builds on initiatives as data show overdose deaths continued upward trend in 2016
July 13: How Indianapolis' Naloxone Data Is Driving Policy, Building a Social Service Response
July 7: Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015
July 6: Vital Signs: Opioid Prescribing: Where You Live Matters, CDC
July 3: As the Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdoses Gets More Expensive, Can Cities Afford It?
May 25: Gov. Rick Snyder authorizes standing order to make naloxone widely available in Michigan
May 16: Michigan residents give back 10 tons of drugs
April 11: Michigan Launches New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse (Michigan.Gov)
March 24:Oakland County Older Adult Survey Results
March 23: Next steps unveiled to address opioid epidemic, help prevent addiction from occurring (Michigan.Gov)
March 17: Characteristics of Initial Prescription Episodes and Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use — United States, 2006–2015 (MMWR)
March 10: CDC Grand Rounds: Public Health Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (MMWR)