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WI Department of Health: Opioid deaths increasing

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WI Department of Health: Opioid deaths increasing

WI Department of Health: Opioid deaths increasing

The Wisconsin Department of Health services says opioid deaths are at their lowest level since 2015.

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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




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