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

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jeanne Shaheen Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid Funding in Coronavirus Relief Package

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jeanne Shaheen Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid Funding in Coronavirus Relief Package

As COVID-19 Increases Isolation and Stress, Senators Ask for $2 Billion to Combat Opioid and Substance Use Crisis

Award-Winning Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Changes Prescribing Culture, Drives Down Opioid and Controlled Substance Prescribing
Opioid Treatment Facility Sees Uptick During Pandemic

Opioid Treatment Facility Sees Uptick During Pandemic

The epidemic has not slowed down, and neither has treatment.

Wisconsin Physician Agrees to Pay Financial Penalties to Resolve Allegations That He Prescribed Opioids Illegally and Violated False Claims Act
County Overdose Deaths Up 50% in 2020

County Overdose Deaths Up 50% in 2020

Medical Examiner warns current pace would result in 640 deaths in 2020.

MKE County: Federal Grant Funds New Opioid Program
MKE County

Federal Grant Funds New Opioid Program

County has state's highest rates of deaths and hospital visits related to opioid addiction.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Bureau of Justice Assistance to Reduce Offender Opioid Overdose Deaths
Gov. Evers Signs Bills Focused on Expanding Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services
Op Ed: Nygren Sentencing Shows Power of Addiction
Op Ed

Nygren Sentencing Shows Power of Addiction

Cassandra Nygren, daughter of Republican state Rep. John Nygren, sentenced to 13 years in prison.

21 Likely Drug Deaths In One Week

21 Likely Drug Deaths In One Week

County Medical Examiner's Office on pace to handle 500 overdose deaths this year.

County Had Record Overdose Deaths in 2019

County Had Record Overdose Deaths in 2019

404 overdose deaths last year; previous high was 401 in 2017.

U.S. Attorneys Mark Opioid Warning Letter Anniversary: Substantial Drop in Opiate Prescriptions Follows Cooperation Between Law Enforcement and Medical Community
Wisconsin Jail Population Rising

Wisconsin Jail Population Rising

Rise attributed to opioid epidemic and state bail laws.

One Doctor’s Fight to Handle Opioid Crisis

One Doctor’s Fight to Handle Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction is rife in rural communities like Necedah. How should a doctor respond?

Milwaukee Medical Doctor and Clinic Office Manager Convicted of Unlawfully Distributing Opioids
Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Purdue Pharma to Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus for CEO

Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Purdue Pharma to Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus for CEO

"By maintaining the aggressive incentive plan for Mr. Landau, the Board is showing that it does not recognize the role the incentive program played in accelerating the opioid crisis into a national tragedy."

Justice Department Awards More Than $333 Million to Fight Opioid Crisis

Justice Department Awards More Than $333 Million to Fight Opioid Crisis

$2,076,810 Will Support Efforts to Combat Drugs and Crime in the Eastern District of Wisconsin

California Man Indicted on Fentanyl Distribution Charges
City Hall: City Wins $700,000 For Drug Overdose Fight
City Hall

City Wins $700,000 For Drug Overdose Fight

Opioid program has saved 15 lives in 2019; new funding will expand program.

Council approves hiring outside counsel to recover opioid epidemic costs

Council approves hiring outside counsel to recover opioid epidemic costs

News release from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

Oxycontin Maker Gave $65k to Marquette University

Oxycontin Maker Gave $65k to Marquette University

Family behind Purdue Pharma, a company being sued for its role in opioid epidemic, made $60 million in donations to universities around the world.

Wisconsin Not Settling With OxyContin Manufacturer

Wisconsin Not Settling With OxyContin Manufacturer

Attorney General continuing suit against Purdue Pharma, as other states opt for settlement.