Opioids in the News

Local News

Discovery Radio: Public Health Crisis: The Epidemic of Heroin & Prescription Opioid Abuse. 

8 overdose deaths reported in Milwaukee County last weekend

“17 days in, we’ve had 18 cases:” Overdoses account for one-third of medical examiner’s workload

WisCONTEXT: January 12th.Babies Born In Opioid Withdrawal Increasing Along With Rural Addiction

“It’s alarming:” Data shows Milwaukee County on pace for record number of opioid overdose deaths

Milwaukee Launches Drug Mail-in Program, as County Heads Toward Record Opioid Overdose Deaths

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele asks for $1.1 million to fight opioids, addiction

National News

Deadly U.S. heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years: study

China Blacklists Carfentanil, Closing A Deadly Loophole

The Pharmacies Thriving in Kentucky’s Opioid-Stricken Towns

‘He’s blue’: Louisville rattled by 151 overdoses in 4 days

Paramedics Warned to Don Masks Against Carfentanil

Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

Facing Addiction in American: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

Where opiates killed the most people in 2015

Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Excluding Methadone, and Law Enforcement Drug Product Reports, by Census Region — United States, 2006–2015

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