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Information for Prescribers

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    State and federal governments are acting to reduce improper prescribing of prescription drugs. Information on prescribing guidelines and updated monitoring systems is provided in this section. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provided a toolkit to reduce opioid misuse. 

Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

About MAPS

  • About MAPS

    MAPS is used to track controlled substances, schedules 2-5 drugs. It is a tool used by prescribers and dispensers to assess patient risk and is also used to prevent drug abuse and diversion at the prescriber, pharmacy, and patient levels. On April 4th, 2017 the State of Michigan replaced the MAPS platform with PMP AWARxE.


MAPS Video

  • MAPS Video


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Opioid Education

Acute Pain Recommendations

Acute Pain Recommendations

  • The Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Commission, Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) and University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center partnered to offer acute pain recommendations for emergency and surgical departments as well as dentists. The recommendations are linked below:

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Chronic Pain Recommendations

  • Chronic Pain Recommendations

    Chronic pain is a complex condition for medical providers to treat.

    In order to better inform medical providers treating chronic pain patients, the CDC developed prescribing guidelines.

    CDC Prescriber Guidelines