opioid

Opioid overdoses rising in La Crosse

The Centers for Disease Control found that Wisconsin had a 109 percent increase in emergency room visits from Opioids just last year. Drug overdoses from Opioids are on the rise across Wisconsin and in La Crosse County. Wisconsin has the…

Minnesota sues Arizona-based opioid manufacturer

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company alleging that it illegally marketed a painkiller made from the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Governor Walker's Opioid Taskforce meets at UW-La Crosse

A drug abuse task force is looking to get funding for treatment and recovery initiatives in Wisconsin's next state budget.Governor Scott Walker's Task Force on Opioid Abuse met Friday on the campus of UW-La Crosse.The meeting was led by task…

CDC issues new recommendations for prescription painkillers

More than 40 Americans die each day from a prescription opioid overdose, that's why the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has announced new recommendations for prescribing those types of meds for chronic pain.