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Drug Overdoses Up in Wisconsin

August 27, 2018 11:26 AM | Sally Winkelman (Administrator)

August 27, Wisconsin Health News

Drug overdoses increased about 7 percent in Wisconsin from 2016 to 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 1,200 died in the state last year from overdoses. 

Nationally, nearly 72,000 died of drug overdoses in 2017, a more than 6 percent increase from the year before.

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