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

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