Kalamazoo County Medical Director Will Nettleton says there’s no change in methodology, or how deaths are counted that explains a sharp rise in deaths last year related to opioids. He says Kalamazoo County is simply following the national trend.

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Court of Appeals has struck down a rule that’s supposed to prevent bars and party stores from selling drug paraphernalia. 

Bill Schuette - file photo
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(MPRN-Mackinac Island) Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office is treating cases of fatal drug overdoses as murder investigations. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Law enforcement and pharmacists are working together to curb methamphetamine production in the state.

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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(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.