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Snyder order to make naloxone widely available in Michigan. 

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Lansing is moving forward on plans to bring a needle exchange program to the city.

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Authorities say a professor at Oakland University provided drugs to students at his home in suburban Detroit.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports (http://bit.ly/2qVph0n ) Joseph Schiele taught business classes at the Detroit-area school prior to his arrest in February and faces charges including possession, delivery and manufacture of controlled substances. He's also charged with maintaining a drug house.

Schiele appeared Monday at Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac and has a June 12 pretrial hearing.

Michigan prescribers get new drug monitoring system

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More than two years have passed since 43 young adults were abducted and disappeared in southwest Mexico. Two family members connected to the incident, which involved drug gangs and authorities thought to be corrupt, visit Michigan State University today. We learn about their visit and problems facing Mexico.


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The state of Michigan has dealt a setback to a group trying to put recreational marijuana on the November ballot. The Bureau of Elections has ruled that some of the more than 354,000 signatures the group has collected don't count. Campaign organizers are considering a lawsuit against the state.  We hear from MI Legalize chairman and Lansing attorney Jeff Hank.


Lt. Gov. Calley: state’s opioid scourge requires urgent action

Sep 3, 2015
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America is eager to do something about the recent surge in prescription drug overdoses and fatalities.Here in Michigan, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley heads the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force.  Current State sorts through the challenges of tackling the problem and asks the Lieutenant Governor about his take on the road funding challenge and Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. 

Child advocate wary of suspicion-based drug testing

Jan 6, 2015
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Governor Rick Snyder is still making his way through the stack of bills on his desk after lame duck. Among the bills that have already gotten his stamp of approval is one that authorizes suspicion-based drug tests for some welfare recipients. It requires the state to establish pilot programs for screening and testing people on public assistance in three Michigan counties.

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“It’s as if a well has been sunk deep into the sediment of my life, an artesian well drilled into the stratified, impermeable bedrock of the past, and every memory that is forced to the surface breeds another ten in front of my eyes.” Those provocative words come from Sting’s 2003 memoir, "Broken Music." They recall his 1987 experience with a South American psychotropic brew called ayahuasca.

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Unintentional drug overdoses in Michigan have quadrupled in the past decade. Much of that has been driven by an increase in opiate usage, including heroin. Many addicts start out hooked on prescription medication, but move to heroin because it is cheaper and more readily available. The problem touches an untold number of victims and their families.  Earlier this week, area leaders gathered at Michigan State University to address the growing problem.

A two-day conference in Lansing is looking at ways to fight abuse and trafficking in prescription narcotics.

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On July 1, the state will launch a crackdown to clear store shelves of a type of synthetic marijuana called K-2. Governor Rick Snyder signed a law Tuesday that outlaws K-2 and other designer drugs.

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The Michigan Senate has given the Legislature's final approval to bills that would ban so-called synthetic marijuana.