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Michiganís New Opioid Rules, Explained

As the opioid epidemic worsens, government is introducing new legislation that has many upset.

Friday, June 8, 2018

by Michigan Health Lab

Several pieces of legislation regarding opioid prescriptions have just gone into effect, or will do so over the next several months, affecting health care providers across the state of Michigan. Other states may follow suit or may already have passed similar provisions.

Each new requirement aims to chip away at the epidemic of misuse, addiction, overdoses and deaths related to opioids. By addressing the use of opioid-containing medications, the new laws aim to keep more people from falling into a spiral of dependence on the drugs or progressing to using illegal opioids like heroin.