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Five overdoses in La Crosse County so far in 2023, Fentanyl suspected as a cause



The new year in La Crosse County is starting with what the medical examiner calls an “alarming” number of drug overdoses.

The examiner’s office has investigated five potential overdose cases in the two weeks since New Year’s Day. Medical examiner Beth Lubinski says fentanyl may have been involved in those cases.

Lubinski recommends that families of people struggling with drug addiction obtain Narcan, which would be used to treat an overdose, and Fentanyl test strips, which can detect that substance in any drugs being taken.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Kent Porter

    January 14, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Great job JOE BIDEN , Close the FRICKIN BOARDER and we would not have all these have drug overdoses

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