Forensic Pathology Q2 Report shows Decrease in Drug Deaths

Published: Monday, September 19, 2022

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services has released its Q2 report on drug-related deaths in the five counties in which Sparrow serves as Medical Examiner.

The report shows a sharp decline in drug-related deaths from April 1 to June 30, 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. The report provides detail on each drug death and the type of drug involved. The report, and other Forensic Pathology findings, can be found at Sparrow.org/OMEReports. When you get to the page, click on “2022 Q2 Drug Report.

As the Office of the Medical Examiner for the five counties, Sparrow is nationally accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners to perform autopsies, postmortem examinations, and on-scene forensic death investigations as an important part of the investigation process.

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Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.