Wednesday, May 9, 2018

#WInotworking UPDATE: Our sloganeering governor takes credit for tackling opioid epidemic, ignores fact that opioid deaths have doubled during his 7 years in office

With another record year of opioid overdose deaths, Wisconsin eyes fixes.  (Wisconsin State Journal.

Is that a pun?

Original 3/11/2018 post, "#WInotworking:  Our sloganeering governor trumpets drop in opioid prescriptions, ignores huge spike in ER visits", starts here.

In other words, he focuses on what is essentially meaningless.

@ScottWalker (highlight added)

If this is 'reform', then it's definitely #8isenough time.

Emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased 109 percent in Wisconsin from July 2016 to September 2017, the highest spike among 16 states closely tracked, federal health officials said Tuesday. 
The ER data show trends in the opioid abuse epidemic before deaths do, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted the study.

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