Representatives Gwen Moore, David N. Cicilline, and John Katko Lead Call for Increased Funding in FY 2023 for Federal Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts
Baldwin Blasts FDA Consultant For Pharma Ties

Baldwin Blasts FDA Consultant For Pharma Ties

McKinsey & Company consulted for federal drug regulators and opioid manufacturers.

Report Details Opioid Addiction Solutions

Report Details Opioid Addiction Solutions

After listening sessions, WI Department of Health Services recommends expanded treatment and attention to root causes.

Senator Baldwin Pushes for an Investigation into McKinsey’s Potential Conflicts of Interest in Relation to Opioid Crisis

Senator Baldwin Pushes for an Investigation into McKinsey’s Potential Conflicts of Interest in Relation to Opioid Crisis

Senators’ Request Follows Revelations that McKinsey Consulted for FDA on Opioid-Related Projects While Working for Opioid Manufacturers Like Purdue Pharma

HOPE Kits aim to provide lifesaving tools for the community
County Executive David Crowley Announces Launch of Overdose Dashboard

County Executive David Crowley Announces Launch of Overdose Dashboard

County’s Latest Effort to Transparently Share Data, Increase Accountability, and Develop Community-Wide Strategies to Improve Health

Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips

Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips

Milwaukee legislators led charge to legalize them as a way to save lives.

Gov. Evers Signs Three Bills in La Crosse to Help Address Substance Use and Overdose Deaths in Wisconsin
Fentanyl Drives Record Overdoses in 2021

Fentanyl Drives Record Overdoses in 2021

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner reported 643 drug overdoses in 2021.

After Losing Son to Overdose, A Father Fights Back

After Losing Son to Overdose, A Father Fights Back

Isaac Solis started a social media campaign to raise awareness about fentanyl.

Baldwin, Senators Urge DOJ to Investigate Sackler Family Members for Role in Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Baldwin, Senators Urge DOJ to Investigate Sackler Family Members for Role in Fueling Opioid Epidemic

“Steps to hold Purdue criminally accountable for its actions, but not the Sacklers, suggests dissimilar treatment for similar—or even the same—unlawful conduct,” the senators wrote

DHS Schedules Listening Sessions to Get Input On How Settlement Funds Should Be Used to Address Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic
City, County Struggle for Solutions to Overdose Deaths

City, County Struggle for Solutions to Overdose Deaths

South-side ZIP code hardest hit. A push for legislation to legalize test strips.

MKE County: County Will Expand Addiction Prevention, Treatment
MKE County

County Will Expand Addiction Prevention, Treatment

Recent $71 million legal settlement provides funding for this.

MKE County: County Nets $71 Million From Opioid Lawsuit
MKE County

County Nets $71 Million From Opioid Lawsuit

That is county's portion of national lawsuit in which Milwaukee played key role.

Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded $1.6 million to Combat Opioid Abuse, Expand Access
Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Join the Bloomberg Opioids Overdose Prevention Initiative

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Join the Bloomberg Opioids Overdose Prevention Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies expands initiative to five new states, commits additional $120 million to reduce overdose deaths in U.S.

Baldwin, Smith Call for Continued Support for Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
Fake Pills Laced With Fentanyl Fueling Overdoses

Fake Pills Laced With Fentanyl Fueling Overdoses

Law enforcement finding "unprecedented quantities" of counterfeit pills.

MKE County: House of Correction Starts Opioid Treatment Program
MKE County

House of Correction Starts Opioid Treatment Program

A new pilot program will provide inmates with medically assisted opioid treatment.

Memorial Remembers Victims of Opioid Addiction

Memorial Remembers Victims of Opioid Addiction

Event held downtown in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Ortiz-Velez Resolution Supporting Fentanyl Testing Strip Legalization Adopted by County Board
Baldwin Calls For Rejecting Purdue Pharmacy Bankruptcy Plan

Baldwin Calls For Rejecting Purdue Pharmacy Bankruptcy Plan

Plan shields Sackler family, gives top company executives $5.4 million in bonuses.

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Applauds National Settlement in Opioids Lawsuits
Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Resolution Supporting Fentanyl Testing Strip Legalization Advances
State May Get $65 million in Opioid Settlement

State May Get $65 million in Opioid Settlement

Purdue Pharma reaches $4.3 billion settlement with multiple states.

Opioid Abuse is Overdose ‘Russian Roulette’

Opioid Abuse is Overdose ‘Russian Roulette’

Treatment center in central city is offering a way to break addictions grip.

Milwaukee Legislators Push Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips

Milwaukee Legislators Push Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips

Community advocates working with addicts say test strips would save lives.

Two California Men Charged with Conspiring and Attempting to Distribute Sixteen Kilograms of Fentanyl and Fourteen Kilograms of Cocaine in the Milwaukee Area
Milwaukee Overdose Map Shows Deadly Toll of Fentanyl

Milwaukee Overdose Map Shows Deadly Toll of Fentanyl

Despite rising deaths, a treatment clinic faces community opposition in West Allis.