Monthly Archives: April 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, April 29

Disposing of Unused Medications Prevents Drug Thefts, Abuse, and Overdoses Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family members and visitors. That's why the DEA and thousands of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement and…
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Washtenaw County Opioid Report

The most recent Washtenaw County Public Health Opioid Report is available here. Highlights include:  ·         Opioid related overdose deaths increased 20% for Washtenaw County residents between 2015 and 2016. ·         The average age of death is decreasing, especially for females.  The average age of death decreased 14 years, from age 43 in 2010 to age…
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Possible Exposure to Measles in Washtenaw County

Highly contagious disease highlights need for vaccination The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a second case of measles in a Michigan adult. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to local residents because of potential exposure to measles on Thursday and Friday of last week. Anyone at either of the following…
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Washtenaw County Lyme Disease Summary Completed for 2016

Overview: 2016 marked the first year that Lyme Disease was definitively detected in Washtenaw County.   Evidence for the presence of Lyme transmission in Washtenaw County includes the following:  1.       Lyme infection was confirmed in an individual without travel outside of the county.  2.       A Washtenaw County chipmunk tested positive for the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi,…
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April 3 Last Day to Register for New MAPS

The Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) is being upgraded with Appriss, PMP AWARxE software on Tuesday, April 4th. Upgrading the software platform is a crucial element in improving and measuring physician use of MAPS and thereby serving to help reduce the amount of prescription drugs available for illicit purposes. The new and improved MAPS AWARxE…
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