opioid Lt. Gov. Calley Signs Law Requiring Use of Prescription Drug Database By Associated Press • Dec 27, 2017 Facebook 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. Opioid Bills Head To The Governor’s Desk By Cheyna Roth • Dec 13, 2017 flickr/frankieleon Legislation aimed at curbing the state’s opioid crisis is on its way to the governor. Listen Listening... / 0:40 Trump Makes Opioid Crisis Public Health Emergency — Lacks Federal Funding By Cheyna Roth & Rick Pluta • Oct 27, 2017 flickr/frankieleon President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. Gov. Snyder Creates New Council To Fight Opioid Epidemic By Associated Press • Aug 15, 2017 flickr/frankieleon Gov. Rick Snyder has created a state council to better coordinate Michigan's fight against the opioid epidemic. AG Schuette Forms New Unit to Target Opioid Trafficking By Associated Press • May 31, 2017 www.billschuette.com Attorney General Bill Schuette has created a new unit to target heroin and other opioid-based drug crimes in Michigan. Gov. Snyder To Make Overdose Drug Widely Available In Michigan By Associated Press • May 25, 2017 PfizerInjectables.com Snyder order to make naloxone widely available in Michigan. Help Addicts & The Environment By Taking Part in "Prescription Drug Take Back Day" By Brooke Allen • Apr 27, 2017 Wikimedia Commons Doctors and police urge to dispose of old medicine on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Listen Listening... / 1:37 Dr. Brad Uren of the University of Michigan talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about why you should dispose of your old medicine properly on Saturday.