These surgeons cut opioid prescriptions dramatically, with no increase in pain12/06/2017
Some surgeons might be able to prescribe a third of opioid painkiller pills that they currently give patients and not affect their level of post-surgery pain control, a new study suggests. That would mean far fewer opioids left over to feed the ongoing national crisis of misuse, addiction and overdose.
A Google map for healthcare: Modern Healthcare12/02/2017
Much of the effort to develop cures using precision medicine has been for cancer patients, but an area that’s getting more attention and could have more of an impact in the long term is population health, writes Modern Healthcare. The article highlights Precision Health at U-M as an example of taking precision health research to the next level.
Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 411/22/2017
How did the United States become the nation consuming 80 percent of the world’s opioids with only 5 percent of the world’s population? How do we solve what some are calling the biggest public health crisis to impact the nation? U-M’s Office of Academic Innovation, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, hopes to answer some of these questions through a teach-out on the crisis. Faculty experts from across the university will share their research and expertise on opioids, and put the epidemic into perspective.
Precision Health to hold town halls across campus11/20/2017
Come learn more about the newly launched Precision Health at the University of Michigan at an upcoming town hall-style event. Precision Health leaders and staff will be there to share the many ways faculty and researchers across campus can get involved, access resources and collaborate on efforts.
U-M researchers plan to cut opioid use in half in Michigan: Michigan Radio11/10/2017
Michigan Radio’s Stateside talks to Chad Brummett, M.D., about why opioids are overprescribed and how U-M teams are tackling acute care prescribing. “Some of that over-prescribing has been through lack of understanding, lack of guidelines, but also a want to keep people happy,” Brummett says.