Opioid Solutions Newsletter Archive

The U-M Opioid Solutions newsletter is published on a bi-weekly basis with the goal of maintaining consistent communication with community members, stakeholders, law makers, researchers, and other engaged or interested parties. The content includes the most up to date information from U-M faculty, staff and partners on news, reports, events and resources relating to the opioid crisis.

Blacks, whites equally as likely to be prescribed opioids for pain

MICHIGAN NEWS (By Laura Bailey) May 3, 2018 – Racial disparities in pain management have been well-documented, with doctors historically more willing to prescribe opiates to whites than to other racial and ethnic groups. But in light of new national policies to...

More funding needed in opioid battle, researcher says

MICHIGAN NEWS RELEASE (By Nardy Baeza Bickel) May 3, 2018 – More funding is needed to address the opioid epidemic that is projected to cost the United States economy $200 billion by 2020, a University of Michigan researcher says. In an article published in JAMA...

Patient Education ForUM

The next Patient Education ForUM is on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 3:30-5:00. Susan Eggly Ph.D  from Wayne State University will discuss how patient-provider communication can reduce racial healthcare disparities. Paul Hilliard MD and Alexandra Koumoutsopoulos B.S., R.N...

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