Category: Opioids

Report: Professional boards begin referring prescribers for investigation

State boards overseeing doctors, dentists and nurses have started referring healthcare providers for further investigation based on summaries of dispensing data from the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, according to a recent report. The Medical Examining Board referred seven doctors in the state for further investigation based on how many opioids they were dispensing, according […]

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US DOJ awards opioid treatment grants

The federal Department of Justice has awarded around $9.8 million to Wisconsin’s government, local governments, tribes and others to help fight the opioid epidemic. The money, announced at the beginning of the month, targets a range of activities, including prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts. The state’s Department of Justice is receiving $1.3 million to help […]

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