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Information for Prescribers

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    Prescribers can help prevent opioid misuse by safely reducing opioid prescriptions and checking MAPS. They can also fight the epidemic by becoming trained to treat opioid use disorder in their practice, including in primary care. Only a fraction of individuals with opioid use disorder receive treatment; if each clinician in Michigan treated two patients, we could offer treatment to all who need it.

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


Education Panel

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Opioid Education

Acute Pain Recommendations

Acute Pain Recommendations

  • The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (MI-OPEN) developed evidenced-based and procedure specific prescribing guidelines for opioids when performing the most common dental, surgical, and emergency procedures. Click below to see the MI-OPEN guidelines. 

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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

Michigan Safer Prescribing Opioid Toolkit

Michigan Safer Prescribing Opioid Toolkit

  • Comprehensive clinical resources and tools on opioid prescribing for pain and treatment of opioid use disorder.



M-OPEN Acute Care Opioid Prescribing Guide

  • This Guide is a compilation of resources to support evidence-based acute care opioid prescribing.

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