Michigan OPEN Spring Medication Take Back Event05/15/2018
On Saturday, April 28, Michigan OPEN held its Spring Take Back Event, an opportunity for Michigan residents to safely dispose of unused prescription medicine at one of 27 locations in the state. The Spring 2018 event, co-sponsored by Precision Health, tripled the number of Take Back locations from the Fall 2017 event, and tripled the amount of opioids removed from Michigan communities; a total of over one ton of unused prescription medication was collected. A second-year U-M medical student and Michigan OPEN research assistant details her experience of the event in the Medical School’s Dose of Reality blog.
Children of the Opioid Epidemic05/09/2018
In the midst of a national crisis, mothers addicted to drugs struggle to get off them — for their babies’ sake, and their own.
Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be05/07/2018
The U.S. surgeon general has recommended that naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, be widely available to consumers. But there are several barriers to consumers’ ability to acquire it.
Which Anti-Depressant is Right for You? Your DNA Can Shed Some Light05/06/2018
Genomics is coming to psychiatry, with some doctors using a gene test to figure out the most effective anti-depressant for a patient.
Precision Health seeking applications for Scholars Awards05/03/2018
U-M Precision Health has released a request for applications for its Scholars Awards, which will support exceptional early-career investigators in innovative research projects that advance the field of precision health.
Detroit a launch city for All of Us Research Program05/02/2018
Detroit is one of seven U.S. cities to celebrate the May 6 launch of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program: an effort to collect data from at least one million people living in the U.S. to uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.
Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?04/29/2018
A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed.