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.

Opioid Solutions Faculty News for March 18th – 31st

News Hearing loss before 50 may raise drug abuse risk (Michael McKee, Mark Ilgen, Michelle Meade, Philip Zazove) To keep leftover opioids out of harm’s way, give surgery patients special disposal bags, U-M study shows (Chad Brummett, Jennifer Waljee, Mike Englesbe)...

Opioid Solutions Faculty News for Feb. 26th – March 17th

News How many pills do Americans consume? (Chad Brummett) Suicides, often linked to opioids, spike in rural Michigan and among young (Amy Bohnert, Mark Ilgen) Unwise and unnecessary: Opioids for wisdom teeth extractions (Calista Harbaugh, Romesh Nalliah) FDA Will...

Opioid Solutions Faculty News for Feb. 18th – 25th

News Michigan Moment: Many People Will use Medical Marijuana as a Supplement for Prescription Drugs Kaiser Health News: More States Say Doctors Must Offer Overdose Reversal Drugs Along with Opioids Rapid Growth in Medicaid Spending and Prescriptions to Treat Opioid...

Opioid Solutions Faculty News for Feb. 4th – 17th

News Addressing Prescription Drug Addiction in Older Adults (Lauren Gerlach) Benzodiazepines Improperly Prescribed; Raises Concern in Midst of Opioid Crisis (Donovan Maust) Optimism may protect against chronic pain in soldiers (Afton Hassett) After Opioids,...

U-M Wolverine Caucus: Removing Opioid Risks From Our Communities

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Michigan Senate Binsfeld Office Building, 5th Floor A panel discussion on implementing evidence-based policies to improve opioid prescribing and disposal. The opioid epidemic continues to be a national emergency. Michigan...

Opioid Solutions Faculty News for Jan. 21st – Feb. 3rd

News Michigan OPEN releases additional opioid prescribing recommendations for surgery    An Evidence-Based Road Map to Navigating the Opioid Epidemic 'It should be everywhere': Should more people carry the drug that can save opioid addicts? Balancing the Risks and...

Opioid Solutions Faculty News for Jan. 7th – 20th

News The Disturbing Link Between Opioids and Suicide (Medical School) (Amy Bohnert) Opioids Fueled a Doubling of Suicides and Overdoses in the U.S. (Amy Bohnert, Mark Ilgen) Mobile App Combats Opioid Epidemic by Detecting Signs of Overdose (Amy Bohnert, Mark Ilgen)...

Solving the Opioid Crisis Teach-Out

About this Teach-Out Course The opioid epidemic is one of the deadliest drug crises in US history, with opioid-related deaths contributing 42,000 of a total 64,000 U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2016 alone. Recently, the growing crisis was declared a “public health...

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