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Statement attributable to Donn Dexter, MD, Wisconsin Medical Society Chief Medical Officer
“One of the strengths of Wisconsin’s strategy in fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is the collaboration among elected officials, law enforcement, physicians and other health care groups. We all bring different perspectives and experiences about this crisis and we all learn from one another.
“Governor Walker’s action this morning will enhance these efforts even further. Coordinating government agencies’ statewide reach with health professionals’ knowledge will maximize our ability to make progress by saving lives.
“The Wisconsin Medical Society appreciates being named a member of this bipartisan task force. We are optimistic that Wisconsin has what it takes to make real progress in helping those who are addicted and preventing others from falling into addiction.”
With more than 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.