Prescription Opioid Information

Please review this important information about changes to Michigan State Laws regarding Prescription Opioids effective 6/1/2018

  • Physicians are required by the state of Michigan to run an online prescription history on all patients receiving an Opioid prescription for initial prescriptions and each renewal prescription. This online prescription monitoring program 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.
  • A consent form must be signed by the prescribing physician and the patient, parent or guardian for a minor, or authorized individual each time an Opioid prescription is written.  
  • This consent form must be signed each time an Opioid prescription is written, therefore we can NO LONGER MAIL Opioid prescriptions.  The patient, parent or guardian for a minor, or an authorized individual must pick up the prescription in our office, we are required to make a copy of a picture ID, and the consent form must be signed before obtaining the Opioid prescription.
  • Physicians cannot prescribe more than a 7-day supply of an opioid when treating a patient for acute pain.

Medications included in this new law:

  • Norco
  • Roxycodone
  • Avinza
  • Ultram
  • Tylenol #4
  • Ambien
  • Fentanyl
  • Tramadol
  • Percocet
  • MS Contin
  • Neurontin
  • Oxycontin
  • Valium
  • Nucynta
  • Vicoprofen
  • Oxycodone
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Lyrica
  • Tylenol #3
  • Xanax
  • Dilaudid
  • Hydrocodone

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