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Mar 10, 2021

Madison doctor settles opioid over-prescription allegations for $110K

A Madison doctor has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle allegations that he wrote unnecessary opioid prescriptions.

Oct 21, 2020

OxyContin maker to plead to 3 criminal charges

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.

Jul 22, 2020

Wisconsin opioid overdoses more than double during pandemic

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.

Jul 15, 2020

Retired Wisconsin doctor settles federal CSA allegations for $70,000

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.

Jun 25, 2020

9-year sentence for fatal overdose in Portage County

A man has been sentenced in Portage County to nine years in prison for his role in a fatal drug overdose.

Mar 3, 2020

Evers signs bills designed to combat opioid misuse

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.

Feb 28, 2020

Kaul, attorneys general reach $1.6B agreement with opioid manufacturer

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.

Feb 21, 2020

Wisconsin lawmaker’s daughter sentenced in fatal OD case

The daughter of a Wisconsin state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for providing drugs that killed a pregnant woman.

Feb 18, 2020

Wisconsin tribal leader calls for action on opioids

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.

Jan 21, 2020

Agreement to expand addiction treatment announced

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.

Dec 23, 2019

Doctor, office manager plead guilty in painkiller scheme

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.

Dec 17, 2019

Wisconsin awarded $10.5M to fight opioid epidemic

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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