4 doctors, 2 nurse practitioners, 3 pharmacists among 19 indicted in Metro Detroit drug scheme
DETROIT – Four doctors, two nurse practitioners and three pharmacists are among the 19 people who have been indicted in connection with an elaborate drug scheme that went on for years, officials said. The opioid epidemic is still very much a problem in Metro Detroit, with people addicted to and dying from pain pills, heroin and fentanyl. Oxycodone, Percocet and hydrocodone are powerful pain pills that were pedaled on the streets for cash. “These people are greedy and they don’t care about the average citizen,” said Steve Dolunt, the former assistant Detroit police chief. “Average people, some people, have pain,” Dolunt said.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer extends order allowing remote education, supervision for pharmacists
LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-152, which extends a provision on an earlier order on pharmacies that allows student pharmacists to continue training under remote supervision. By allowing student pharmacies to continue their education and supervision remotely, we can maintain talent in a safe and efficient way.READ: Housing activists want Michigan Gov. Whitmer to extend ban on evictionsThe order also suspends strict compliance with any statute or regulation inconsistent with the order. It allows preceptors to supervise student pharmacists remotely to fulfill eligibility for licensure and avoid delaying graduation.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends order allowing pharmacists to refill prescriptions early
LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended her executive order allowing pharmacists to refill prescriptions early for residents who need it. As we continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19, Michiganders need to continue to stay safer at home, Whitmer said. The order will also allow pharmacists to dispense COVID-19 treatments according to government-approved protocols. The extension is in effect until June 16.