Oakland Press – Oakland County’s opioid dataset portal provides information for residents and advocates

In 2016, over 30 county residents died from opioid abuse. The county is trying to combat this issue with new data sets and information related to opioid abuse on its Access Oakland website. A new open data portal focused on opioids, launched July 10, is now available Oakland County Health Division Manager Leigh-Anne Stafford said the [...]
Opioid recovery on the line

AP – Opioid recovery on the line

Possible Medicaid reduction worries those fighting crisis By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Republican campaign to roll back Barack Obama’s health care law is colliding with America’s opioid epidemic. Medicaid cutbacks would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner, according to state data [...]
Snyder and Naloxone

Gov. Rick Snyder authorizes standing order to make naloxone widely available in Michigan

Lifesaving medication now available for eligible individuals at pharmacies Thursday, May 25, 2017 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today authorized the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue a standing order pre-authorizing the distribution of naloxone by pharmacists to eligible individuals. “Naloxone is a tool in the fight against opioid addiction that […]