A Madison doctor has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle allegations that he wrote unnecessary opioid prescriptions.
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials told The Associated Press.
There have been more than twice as many suspected opioid overdoses in Wisconsin during the coronavirus pandemic than during the same period last year, which likely can be attributed at least partially to the added stress and isolation many are feeling, health officials said Wednesday.
A retired Wisconsin physician has agreed to pay $70,000 to resolve allegations that he improperly prescribed opioids to patients and told them how to successfully fill various opioid prescriptions at once.
A man has been sentenced in Portage County to nine years in prison for his role in a fatal drug overdose.
Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday signed into law four measures designed to combat the misuse of opioids and other drugs and help people who are struggling to recover following an overdose.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and other state attorneys general have reached a $1.6 billion trust agreement with the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the U.S.
The daughter of a Wisconsin state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for providing drugs that killed a pregnant woman.
The leader of the Forest County Potawatomi Community urged Wisconsin policy makers on Tuesday to work together to fight the scourge of opioid abuse, which he said was hitting the state's tribal populations hard.
Wisconsin insurance companies, healthcare providers and others announced an agreement Tuesday to do away for most patients with authorization requirements that can slow the prescription of drugs to treat people fighting substance abuse.
A doctor and an office manager at a Wauwatosa clinic have pleaded guilty to handing out large doses of painkillers to people who paid for them in cash.
The U.S. Justice Department awarded Wisconsin about $10.5 million to combat the ongoing national opioid epidemic. The grants will help law-enforcement and public-health officials combat substance abuse and respond to overdoses.
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