Painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet have been flooding Wisconsin communities for decades. Leaders of those communities are now saying that’s at the root of the opioid epidemic — and they want pharmaceutical companies to pay.
Over the past year, officials at every level of government have taken steps to curtail blossoming overdose rates and deal with the aftermath of widespread addiction.
The WORT news team followed those efforts closely in 2017. Today, you’ll hear some of news team’s most standout reporting on the opioid epidemic, and what communities are doing to fight it.