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Wisconsin Hospital Association Supports Attorney General’s Campaign to Prevent Opioid Abuse


Attribute this statement to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding:


MADISON (September 17, 2015)
 "Wisconsin hospitals and health systems stand with Attorney General Brad Schimel in his fight to stop opioid abuse and build a healthier future for our citizens. Wisconsin’s hospitals and their emergency departments all too often see the terrible effects of prescription painkiller abuse in our communities, and have been working within their organizations and communities to combat the problem.

WHA commends the Attorney General for his leadership in raising public awareness of the problem by educating the public on appropriate uses of prescription painkillers and the dangers of their misuse. Through our partnership on addressing this growing epidemic, we can achieve our mutual goals of bringing this problem under control in Wisconsin.”

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Mary Kay Grasmick, 608-274-1820, 608-575-7516