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Milwaukee County already exceeds fentanyl-related deaths from 2016

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 15:03:27-04
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County has already exceeded the total number of fentanyl-related deaths this year, compared to last year.
 
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner reports 101 fentanyl-related deaths to date this year. In 2016, there were 97 total. 
 
At this rate, the Medical Examiner’s Office projects 166 fentanyl-related deaths will occur this year.
 
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