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A high-ranking state health official has been placed on paid leave after being accused of excessively prescribing opioids.

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Flint is the latest Michigan city to file a lawsuit against the nation’s largest manufacturers of opioid drugs.

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Michigan is listing a drug commonly used to treat nerve pain and seizures as a controlled substance, a step intended to fight the opioid epidemic.

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The University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit.

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A series of events this weekend will enable Michigan residents to responsibly dispose of unused or expired opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.

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A city government in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is joining a lawsuit against drug companies and distributors over the consequences of excessive opioid use.

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Michigan doctors will be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under new laws signed by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

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Legislation aimed at curbing the state’s opioid crisis is on its way to the governor. 


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President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. 

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Gov. Rick Snyder has created a state council to better coordinate Michigan's fight against the opioid epidemic.

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Attorney General Bill Schuette has created a new unit to target heroin and other opioid-based drug crimes in Michigan.

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Snyder order to make naloxone widely available in Michigan. 

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Doctors and police urge to dispose of old medicine on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.