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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic From Behind the Counter

BY NEEL SWAMY For Susan DeVuyst-Miller, a clinical pharmacist at Cherry Health, Heart of the City Health Center and professor at the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, treating patients across a wide spectrum of conditions—from cardiovascular disease to chronic pain to schizophrenia—involves more than simply dispensing and dosing out medications. […]

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The Responsibility Healthcare Specialists have in Changing the Narrative of Opioid use in Michigan Hospital Settings

Andrew Willard, father of three, never thought a minor surgery with a written prescription from a reputable doctor would have such a major impact on his life. The consequences of over prescription can affect any individual, including educated healthcare professionals. The United States makes up only 4% of the world population, but prescribes 80% of […]

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Small Towns Explore New Solutions to Spike in Heroin Overdoses

John Kirby points approvingly to a worn but cheery mural, its “Recovery is everywhere!” message plastered across a red barn. He is weaving his way across a field of puddles, heading towards a group of goats and chickens before meeting with his mother, a resident here at the Dawn Farm addiction treatment center. Kirby, a […]

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