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(MPRN-Lansing) If you want to call 911 to report an overdose, you could soon be able to do that without fear of prosecution for drug possession. 

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The drug company Cephalon will compensate the State of Michigan $3.4 million as part of a multi-state fraud settlement. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office made that announcement Friday.

"ALLEGAN, MI -- Generic drugmaker Mylan NV has offered to buy Perrigo Co. for $28.9 billion. Mylan offered $205 a share in cash and stock, which represents a greater than 25 percent premium to the Perrigo trading price as of the close of business on Friday, April 3, and a greater than 29 percent premium to Perrigo's 60-day average share price, according to a statement Wednesday on Mylan's website." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette

The primary researcher on the study says alcohol use has gone down by about a third every year since 1997, and that smoking has taken a sharp decline.

Region remains the state's "hot bed" for methamphetamine according to Michigan State Police

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