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Oct 31, 2018

Opioid prescriptions drop 32 percent over last 3 years

A new state report shows doctors have been prescribing fewer opioids in the past three years.

Aug 16, 2018

Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids.

Jan 30, 2018

Federal judge wants opioid lawsuits to end in settlement

The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the country out of an epidemic of opioid addiction.

Jan 19, 2018

Walker issues 2 executive orders to fight opioid abuse (UPATE)

Gov. Scott Walker plans to issue two executive orders to fight opioid abuse.

Nov 28, 2017

More counties file lawsuits against drug makers

Another 20 Wisconsin counties have filed lawsuits accusing pharmaceutical companies of causing the country's opioid overdose epidemic.

Nov 15, 2017

Wisconsin, New York firms join forces in lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

A Milwaukee-area law firm and a New York law firm are teaming up to help in Wisconsin’s fight against opioid addiction.

Nov 7, 2017

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.

Oct 31, 2017

Senate OKs fentanyl regulations

The Wisconsin Senate has adopted a bill cracking down on deadly opioids known as fentanyl analogs.

Oct 27, 2017

Senate to take up fentanyl bill

The state Senate is poised to adopt a bill designed to crack down on deadly opioids known as fentanyl analogs.

Aug 29, 2017

Prosecutors: Pair conspired to distribute designer drugs

A New York man and a New Jersey woman are accused of playing roles in a conspiracy to distribute dangerous designer drugs, including a synthetic opioid that authorities say is several times more potent than morphine.

Jul 17, 2017

Walker signs 11 bills to fight opioids

Gov. Scott Walker has signed nearly a dozen bills designed to combat opioid addiction at stops around the state.

Jun 19, 2017

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 […]


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