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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.