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When President Trump signed an executive order in January attempting to ban travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, Muslim students on college campuses — including at Michigan State University — responded with protests. Federal courts blocked the order, along with another signed in March. But Trump’s efforts have created uncertainty for some students.
On Jan. 1, Rep. Jewell Jones became the youngest black state representative — and youngest state representative — in Michigan history. Jones represents District 11, an area that is northwest of Detroit and Inkster.
People are watching President Donald Trump for signs, trying to see where he stands at a time when the Jewish community feels under attack.
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About eighteen thousand people die every year because of prescription drug overdose but with Michigan’s improved way to keep track of patients prescriptions it is predicted for overdose and abuse to decline. “Maps is the collection of controlled medication that patients get the state collects them in a file so that a doctor or pharmacist can see how much did they get when they got it,” said pharmacist from Knight Drugs Polly Cove.
Maps helps to make sure patients aren’t taking too much of one medication, duplicating medications or seeing more than one doctor and having them not know about each other. Drugs that are painkillers like morphine and oxycodone are usually what doctors and pharmacists check for when using the MAPS system.
“Sometimes as a pharmacist my job ends up being drug police,” said Cove. “I have to be the tattle tale that has to call and let the doctor know that the patient is not being straightforward.” The maps collection system has been around for 10 years, but the new system is much faster. What used to take up to 5 minutes now can be seen in the instant click of a button.