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BeAWARE and Help Save Lives

BeAWARE and Help Save Lives

Thursday, November 12, 2020

In Michigan, 7.23 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed in 2019 versus 10.8 million in 2015 – a drop of almost 15 percent. Unfortunately, deaths related to opioid overdose continue to increase, with the lives of 2,036 Michiganders lost in 2018. To help reverse this trend and save lives, physicians and other prescribers are encouraged to consider co-prescribing naloxone to their patients at-risk of overdose when clinically appropriate to do so. Even just having the conversation will help to educate people about this life-saving medication and how to prevent, identify, and respond to an overdose. For more information about naloxone and related facts, please download MSMS's Quick Facts document and visit http://MSMS.org/BeAWARE