prescription drugs

  1. January 5, 2022

    Later-life prescription drug misuse increases use disorder risk

    Nearly half of people in a large U.S. study reported misusing prescription drugs between ages 18-50, which made them more likely to develop substance use disorder symptoms as adults.

  2. June 21, 2021

    Birdi mail-order pharmacy website goes live July 1

    Birdi, the new name for U-M’s mail-order pharmacy, will go live July 1 with a new website at umich.birdirx.com. Inquiries to the former NoviXus website will automatically forward to the Birdi site.

  3. May 3, 2021

    Mail-order pharmacy service getting a new name July 1

    NoviXus Pharmacy Services, U-M’s mail-order pharmacy, will be known as Birdi as of July 1. Members will receive letters from NoviXus that include the Birdi website address within the next few weeks.

  4. October 7, 2020

    New poll considers risks to older adults of clashing meds

    A U-M poll shows most people 50 and older haven’t connected with a pharmacist to check for potential clashes among their prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and supplements.

  5. January 29, 2020

    U-M doctor testifies on “orphan drug” loophole

    Kao-Ping Chua, assistant professor of pediatrics, testified Wednesday before the Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.

  6. September 23, 2019

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the university.

  7. September 16, 2019

    Prescription drug misuse related to later substance use disorders

    A new University of Michigan study shows the frequency and age at which older teens and young adults misuse prescription drugs are two predictors of substance use disorders later in life, especially alcohol misuse.