Lockdowns Made Opioid Problems Worse

Lockdowns Made Opioid Problems Worse

A new report backs up what a lot of doctors have been saying for months: the coronavirus lockdowns made Wisconsin’s opioid problems worse.

The state’s Department of Health Services yesterday said the evidence shows more people died from opioid overdoses during the early months of the outbreak. DHS says there’s no indication the people who died from taking too many pain pills or taking heroin were positive for the virus. The report comes as Wisconsin gets ready to spend 10-million-dollars from the McKinsey & Company settlement over opioid pill marketing

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