Michigan Funds Opioid Crisis with Grant Money to Reduce Deaths

Michigan reported 2,036 opioid overdose deaths in 2018, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health Human Services (MDHHS), and Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to reduce this number by half over the next five years.  The state received $17.5 million in federal grant money to take on the crisis, and recently announced its spending

Federal Agencies Crack Down on Prescription Opioid Use

Employees of several federal agencies, including the Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Secret Service will receive the same disciplinary measures for prescription opioid use as illegal use if taking opioids impairs their ability to perform job duties.  According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector