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Wayne Law to host June 5 golf outing

The 2017 Wayne Law Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, June 5, at the Country Club of Detroit.

The outing brings together alumni and friends of Wayne State University Law School for a day of golf and to fund an endowed student scholarship.

Country Club of Detroit is at 220 Country Club Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms. Check-in on the day of the scramble-format event for foursomes is set for 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A cocktail reception and dinner will follow play, as will presentations of golfer awards and a scholarship award.

This year’s title sponsor is Lear Corporation. Gold-level sponsor is Tim Guerriero, class of 1980, and Debra Marcon.

To register, or to download printable registration forms, visit law.wayne.edu/golf. For more details, contact Carolyn Noble at 313-577-9238 or carolyn.noble@wayne.edu.


Snyder authorizes standing order to make naloxone widely available in Michigan

Last Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder authorized the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue a standing order pre-authorizing the distribution of naloxone by pharmacists to eligible individuals.
“Our entire state has been affected by this horrible epidemic,” said Snyder.

Naloxone is a fast-acting medication that reverses opioid overdose. Pharmacies that obtain the standing order will be able to dispense naloxone to those at risk of an opioid-related overdose, as well as family members, friends, or other persons who may be able to assist a person at risk of an overdose. Currently, naloxone is only available to be administered by law enforcement or other first responders.

States nationwide have experienced a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdoses in recent years. In Michigan, the number of heroin-related overdose deaths increased from 1.1 per 100,000 residents in 2007 to 6.8 per 100,000 residents in 2015. Opioids, including heroin and prescription drugs, accounted for 473 deaths in 2007; in 2015, that number increased to 1,275.

As part of their final recommendations, Snyder’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force found that naloxone is a safe and lifesaving drug that should be more accessible. In 2016, Public Act 383 was passed giving the chief medical executive authority to issue a standing order that does not identify a patient for the purpose of dispensing naloxone. To dispense naloxone under the standing order, pharmacies must register with MDHHS online at www. michigan.gov/naloxone.

When obtaining naloxone from a pharmacy, individuals will be provided with the steps for responding to an opioid overdose as well as important information about where to go for treatment services. Pharmacies will be required to keep track of the amount of naloxone dispensed and will report these numbers to MDHHS on a quarterly basis.

To learn more about local drug treatment services, visit www.michigan.gov/bhrecovery.


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