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Michigan Involved in Federal Program to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

UNDATED (WHTC) -- Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem across the U.S. and the National Governors Association has chosen Michigan to take part in a program focused on reducing the abuse.  MDCH spokesperson Angela Minicuci said that the year-long Policy Academy on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse program will help the state get a grip on the situation.  Minicuci says the program lets states work together to find better ways to address prescription drug abuse.  She says the rate of overdose deaths due to prescriptions has increased by more than 100 % over the past decade

For more information, visit http://michigan.gov/mdch

Story by: Diane E Coston

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