Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Son Dies of Overdose

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This month, Milwaukee medical examiner Brian Peterson tried to give those gathered at a round-table discussion on opioids a sense of the scale of drug-related deaths. While homicides, motor vehicle and infant sleep-related deaths have loomed large in the news, he said, when all three are added together, "that's less than the number of overdoses we've had." Yesterday, Peterson's office announced that 70 people have died from probable drug overdoses in Milwaukee County in . . .

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