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New Milwaukee Drug Task Force Tackles Opioid, Heroin Crisis

Clip: Season 1500 Episode 1549 | 4m 45s

Overdoses from opioids are on the rise in Wisconsin. Experts project that Milwaukee could see more than 400 overdose deaths in 2017. Between 2005 and 2014 deaths from heroin went up by 495 percent. To fight back, Milwaukee’s health commissioner Bevan Baker is leading a new City-County task force. Baker wants help from politicians and physicians, saying, "This is truly a public health epidemic."

Aired: 06/16/17

Rating: TV-G

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