What to expect from climate change

By JACK NISSEN & KAREN HOPPER USHER Capital News Service LANSING — The planet got hot, fast. Each of the last three years set records in terms of mean global temperature over the past 150 years. On average, the Great … Continue reading →

Capital News Service Bonus Budget – May 5

To: CNS Editors From: Perry Parks, Eric Freedman and Sheila Schimpf http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/ For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Pechulano Ali, (517) 940-2313, pechulan@msu.edu. For other issues contact Perry Parks, perryrobertparks@gmail.com, (517) 388-8627 or Eric Freedman, freedma5@msu.edu. THIS IS BONUS … Continue reading →

Michigan cracks down on prescription drug overdose with updated monitoring system

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.

Bill Schuette is pushes for OKAY2SAY to remain in Michigan Schools

Bullying and Suicide is has become a major problem in schools across the country. Over four thousand kids commit suicide every year and unfortunately Detroit teen Billy Watts Jr. is one of them. “I got a call at work about him and they just said he was missing at first, so i decided to go on his Instagram page,” said friend of Billy Jazlyn Dixon. 

It was on Instagram where Billy posted pictures giving clues that he wanted to take his own life. Friends of Billy describe him as being a deep thinker and for Jazln Dixon she says his suicide could have been prevented if someone would have just listened to him. “It’s something that could have been prevented if we would have took what he said more seriously.”

April 28, 2017 CNS Budget

April 28, 2017 To: CNS Editors From: Perry Parks and Sheila Schimpf http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/ For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Pechulano Ali, (517) 940-2313, pechulan@msu.edu. For other issues contact Perry Parks, perryrobertparks@gmail.com, (517) 388-8627. BONUS WEEK AHEAD: This is the … Continue reading →