1,427 people died in Wisconsin in 2021 from opioid overdose. This is a 16% increase from 2020 and a 70% increase from 2018, according to a report from the Wisconsin […]
Parisi Announces New Initiative to Address Opioid Epidemic in Dane Cou...
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today a new initiative to reduce and prevent opioid and fentanyl abuse. The Harm Reduction and Prevention Act consists of $740,000 to fund a […]
Six Million Dollars for Combating Opioid Epidemic Held-Up by Budget Co...
Wisconsin is slated to get thirty-one million dollars in settlements from opioid manufacturers and distributors, the product of drawn-out lawsuits over the role they played in fueling the opioid epidemic. […]
Free Fentanyl Testing Strips Available at Community Pharmacy
Community Pharmacy is teaming up with Public Health Madison and Dane County to distribute free fentanyl testing strips, in an effort to reduce drug overdoses in Dane County. The strips […]
New Proposal to Make Fentanyl Testing Strips Available to Public
As drug overdose deaths rise across the state, with 1,227 opioid deaths in 2020, Dane County Board Supervisor Anthony Gray is looking to introduce a new resolution to help make […]
Wisconsin’s Opioid Crisis
Today on the show, substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with two guests about the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. What does the opioid epidemic look like on the ground, and what […]