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In more local news-- the wisconsin department of health services says opioid deaths are at their lowest level since 2015.
In 2018, there were 838 deaths... that's down 10-percent from 2017.
Officials with the department of health services say while they're encouraged by that decrease -- there's still lots of work to do.
Paul krupski - dept.
Of health services ((( " 3:25:33 "this could be considered cautious optimism because it is only one year.
The first year of a decrease, so it's not a trend.
We're confident that all the different efforts we're investing in will see decreases, but it's nothing that can be guaranteed."
3:25:50 "))) he says d-h-s is working to combat a rise in synthetic opioids... those have been the leading cause of opioid- related deaths for the second year in a row.
To achieve zero opioid-related deaths... he says we need to continue to invest in prevention, treatment