Milwaukee’s Native Community Faces Surge in Opioid Deaths

Milwaukee’s Native Community Faces Surge in Opioid Deaths

Battling the highest overdose rate among all racial and ethnic groups.

MKE County: County Awards $2.8 Million To Non-Profit Opioid Programs
MKE County

County Awards $2.8 Million To Non-Profit Opioid Programs

Funding 15 local groups for opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery.

MKE County: County To Get $3 Million From Kroger In Opioid Settlement
MKE County

County To Get $3 Million From Kroger In Opioid Settlement

Supermarket chain settles with local governments in lawsuit over role in opioid crisis.

Court Decision Holds Up Wisconsin’s $70 Million Drug Settlement

Court Decision Holds Up Wisconsin’s $70 Million Drug Settlement

US Supreme Court ruling blocks nation-wide Purdue Pharma opioid settlement.

MKE County: Opioid Settlement Will Fund 7 New, Expanded Abatement Efforts
MKE County

Opioid Settlement Will Fund 7 New, Expanded Abatement Efforts

$8.5 million in public health programs, research would be funded by companies that played role in opioid epidemic.

Legislators Agree on Opioid Plan, Still Withhold PFAS, Hospital Funds

Legislators Agree on Opioid Plan, Still Withhold PFAS, Hospital Funds

Standoff between Republicans on Joint Finance Committee and Gov. Evers continues.

Baldwin Announces Over $17.7 Million to Tackle Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin

Baldwin Announces Over $17.7 Million to Tackle Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin

Wisconsin receives increased funding following the passage of Baldwin-led legislation

Baldwin Backed Legislation to Crack Down on Fentanyl Traffickers Heads to President’s Desk
Legislature Stalls Opioid Settlement Funds. Again

Legislature Stalls Opioid Settlement Funds. Again

Joint Finance Committee fails to meet deadline to approve state DHS plan.

Milwaukee Bucks Legend Marques Johnson Joins Forces with Serenity Inns to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Milwaukee
Law Enforcement Agencies Awarded Grants from State Opioid Settlement Funds

Law Enforcement Agencies Awarded Grants from State Opioid Settlement Funds

Funded projects focus on prevention, intervention, and treatment activities

MKE County: County Wins Award for Opioid Settlement Fund Usage
MKE County

County Wins Award for Opioid Settlement Fund Usage

Award applauds the county's investment of settlement funds from opioid epidemic lawsuit.

MKE County: County Offering $2.8 Million For Opioid Addiction Programs
MKE County

County Offering $2.8 Million For Opioid Addiction Programs

Awarding grants for addiction prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery.

Senator Baldwin Calls on House to Pass Bill that Cracks Down on Fentanyl Traffickers

Senator Baldwin Calls on House to Pass Bill that Cracks Down on Fentanyl Traffickers

The bipartisan FEND Off Fentanyl Act passed the Senate as part of the national security package

Attorney General Josh Kaul announces $350 million settlement with marketing firm over its role in opioid epidemic
Grants Will Fund Recovery Housing For Those Facing Homelessness and Battling Opioids
Baldwin Helps Advance Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid and Fentanyl Crisis

Baldwin Helps Advance Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid and Fentanyl Crisis

Legislation includes Baldwin-led initiative to train first responders to prevent overdoses, combat opioid-related infectious diseases, and improve health of expecting mothers and children

DHS and DOJ Announce Dose of Reality Roundtable Discussions on Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic

DHS and DOJ Announce Dose of Reality Roundtable Discussions on Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic

Statewide tour will include local community leaders and partners to talk about what we can do to save lives

Limited Supply of Narcan Prevents Milwaukee Groups From Saving Lives

Limited Supply of Narcan Prevents Milwaukee Groups From Saving Lives

Vending machines aren't available after hours, or are even turned off during the day.

MUPD, Wisconsin Voices for Recovery partner to install Nalox-ZONE boxes on Marquette campus
MKE County: Drug Settlements Could Help Expand Opioid Addiction Programs
MKE County

Drug Settlements Could Help Expand Opioid Addiction Programs

Settlements with opioid producers and distributors could fund 3 programs.

DHS Awards Funding to Law Enforcement Agencies Working to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Milwaukee County Announces Locations of 11 ‘Harm Reduction Vending Machines’ to Combat Death from Overdose
Attorney General Kaul Joins Law Enforcement, Public Health Officials Across Wisconsin to Highlight Additional NARCAN® from Opioid Settlements
Narcan Vending Machines Arrive in County

Narcan Vending Machines Arrive in County

The free-to-use vending machines contain fentanyl testing strips, nasal naloxone and other overdose reduction products.

DHS Announces Expansion of Harm Reduction Efforts

DHS Announces Expansion of Harm Reduction Efforts

New funding for public health vending machines aimed at preventing or reversing overdose

‘They Die So Quickly’ From Fentanyl

‘They Die So Quickly’ From Fentanyl

50 times more potent than heroin, causing more than 1,000 overdose deaths per year in Wisconsin.

Report Finds 1000% Increase in Fentanyl-Related Deaths

Report Finds 1000% Increase in Fentanyl-Related Deaths

4,300 deaths in state over six-year period linked to synthetic opioids, namely fentanyl.

Teva, Allergan, CVS, and Walgreens Finalize Opioid Settlement Agreements

Teva, Allergan, CVS, and Walgreens Finalize Opioid Settlement Agreements

Wisconsin to Receive Over $276 Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Current BOZA inconsistency and dysfunction detrimental to serving the public

Current BOZA inconsistency and dysfunction detrimental to serving the public

Statement of Alderman Lamont Westmoreland June 7, 2023