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Lawsuit blames drug makers for opioid crisis

Nearly two dozen Wisconsin counties say in a federal lawsuit that "nefarious and deceptive" marketing campaigns from pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the nation's opioid overdose epidemic.

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Attorney general reveals opioid investigation

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has taken the unusual step of revealing the state Department of Justice is investigating opioid manufacturers to see what role they may have played in creating addicts, a day after Senate Democrats pushed him to exact compensation from the companies. Schimel has been on the forefront ...

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Assembly passes batch of bills to combat opioid abuse

Three months after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called on the Legislature to take swift action to combat the state's opioid epidemic, the state Assembly nearly unanimously passed nine pieces of legislation Tuesday, though not without some partisan conflict.

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State’s opioid response anemic, critics say

Opioids are still killing people by the hundreds in Wisconsin even though legislators have passed nearly 20 bills to curb addiction over the last three years, prompting critics to demand lawmakers think bigger and pump more money into the fight.

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Prisons fight opioids with $1,000 injection: Does it work?

U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has aggressively marketed an unproven drug to corrections officials.

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