Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is out with his $63 million capital budget proposal for next year. It includes from new funds for mental health initiatives to new flooding management plans. He’s also announced a massive new solar panel project at the Dane County airport. The new solar panel project is a partnership between Dane […]
An interdisciplinary group of UW scholars, Randall Brown (Medical School), Susan Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics), and Rachel Kornfield (School of Journalism), come together to discuss the current opioid epidemic, which is making headlines nationally, in Wisconsin, and in Madison. Moderated by Steve Paulson.
Twelve more counties sued pharmaceutical companies late last week. They join nearly 50 other Wisconsin counties, all of them suing drug manufacturers that make opioid painkillers like Percocet and OxyContin. They say those drug makers’ fraudulently marketed their products which led to the state’s opioid epidemic, an epidemic that has cost those counties thousands. Meanwhile, […]