MKE County: Drug Overdose Effort Wins Federal Grant
MKE County

Drug Overdose Effort Wins Federal Grant

County medical examiner and medical college get $1.2 million grant to help confront crisis of drug overdose deaths.

Black Drug Overdose Death Rate Spikes

Black Drug Overdose Death Rate Spikes

Deaths in county up in 2021, but up the most for African Americans.

Wisconsin Drug Take Back Collection #2 in the Country; Collects Over 60,000 lbs. of Unwanted Medications to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Baldwin Challenges Opioid Companies ‘Abusive’ Tax Deductions

Baldwin Challenges Opioid Companies ‘Abusive’ Tax Deductions

Letter from senators to IRS warns of deductions for legal expenses due to companies role in opioid epidemic.

Overdoses Surge and Heroin, Opioid Cocaine Task Force Doesn’t Meet

Overdoses Surge and Heroin, Opioid Cocaine Task Force Doesn’t Meet

Task force was created to develop policy recommendations for overdose crisis.

AG Kaul Highlights Need for Crime Lab Toxicology Positions, Technology to Address Evolving Drug Epidemic
A Medication Rescue for Opioid Overdoses

A Medication Rescue for Opioid Overdoses

With overdoses at record highs, state-wide program provides Naloxone as a rescue drug.

State Receives $10 million in Opioid Crisis Settlement

State Receives $10 million in Opioid Crisis Settlement

Consulting firm McKinsey & Company paying out $573 million to 47 states and D.C.

AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce $573 Million Multistate Agreement with McKinsey & Company for “Turbocharging” the Opioid Epidemic with Purdue Pharma
Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Nearly $9 Million Awarded for Drug Treatment Services

Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Nearly $9 Million Awarded for Drug Treatment Services

Funding to support treatment for the problem use of opioids and stimulants

AG Kaul, Bipartisan AGs Push FDA to Examine Progress in Opioid Fight
Milwaukee County Surpasses Last Year’s Record Overdose Deaths

Milwaukee County Surpasses Last Year’s Record Overdose Deaths

There has already been 435 overdose deaths this year.

Overdose Responders Struggle Against Rising Deaths

Overdose Responders Struggle Against Rising Deaths

Response team connects people to treatment after a non-fatal overdose.

Wisconsin Drug Take Back Collection 1st in the Country; Collects Nearly 90,000 lbs. of Unwanted Medications to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Gov. Evers, DSPS Secretary-designee Crim Announce Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded Nearly $2 Million Grant
AG Kaul Announces Updated Settlement with Opioid Manufacturer Mallinckrodt
Marquette to host virtual Burleigh Lecture to address nation’s opioid epidemic
Wisconsin Awarded $16.7 Million Federal Grant to Counter Addictions to Opioids and Stimulants
City Hall: City Expands Program To Fight Overdoses
City Hall

City Expands Program To Fight Overdoses

Housed in fire department, the MORI program aims to reduce drug addiction, overdoses.

Knowing the Signs Can Help Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

Knowing the Signs Can Help Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day

Regional meeting on opioid epidemic included Senator Baldwin
Opioid Overdoses Skyrocket During Pandemic

Opioid Overdoses Skyrocket During Pandemic

Opioid overdoses are up 117 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

New Opioid “Iso” Hitting Milwaukee

New Opioid “Iso” Hitting Milwaukee

County has documented seven overdoses this year from powerful synthetic drug Isotonitazene.

Isotonitazene (iso) – A new synthetic opioid discovered as powerful as fentanyl
Maps Tell Story of City’s Overdose Crisis

Maps Tell Story of City’s Overdose Crisis

2020 on pace to shatter record for drug overdoses. High rate of deaths on South Side.

Wisconsin Accepting Applications to Pilot New Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders

Wisconsin Accepting Applications to Pilot New Approach to Treating Substance Use Disorders

Successful Organizations will be the Hubs in New Hub and Spoke Model

Milwaukee County Headed for Record Overdoses in 2020

Milwaukee County Headed for Record Overdoses in 2020

By March the county was significantly ahead of 2019 in the number of deaths.

Retaliating Against a Witness Who Provided Information to Law Enforcement About Neopit Woman’s Drug Dealing Leads to Prison Sentence
Grant extension of $500K good news for MKE’s efforts to combat opioid epidemic

Grant extension of $500K good news for MKE’s efforts to combat opioid epidemic

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy June 10, 2020

Baldwin Requests Funding to Study Opioid Crisis

Baldwin Requests Funding to Study Opioid Crisis

Sen. Tammy Baldwin is behind a push for better data collection and monitoring of opioid use