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Plans for Opioid Settlement Funds

The Department of Health Services (DHS) plans to spend the first $6 million of a larger opioid settlement on distributing fentanyl test strips and the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. Other priorities for additional settlement funds expected this year include expanding addiction treatment centers, supporting Native American tribes, paying for residential treatment, and increasing substance use prevention education in K-12 schools. Preliminary numbers show Wisconsin had a record 1,415 opioid overdose deaths last year. Read More

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