opioids

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The East Lansing police reported at least two overdose patients have been saved since the department began requiring all officers to carry Naloxone kits. 


three police officers
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Law enforcement officers in mid-Michigan are expanding their efforts to help care for victims of opioid addiction.


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State officials say overdose deaths jumped by 18 percent last year with the majority of cases involving opioid abuse.

pills in hand
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Michigan health care leaders are developing strategies to curb opioid use by pregnant women. 

 


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The Lansing City Council voted Monday to approve a needle exchange program aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and other infections.

 

Drug paraphernalia is considered illegal under Michigan state law, except in the case of needle exchange programs. The council’s decision last night put the city ordinance in line with that state law.