Medical Examiner's Office: Every 16 hours in October someone has died of probable overdose

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says about every 16 hours in October, someone has died of a probable overdose.

On Friday, October 13 the office said year-to-date there have been 122 heroin deaths so far in Milwaukee County.  According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, four out of five people addicted to heroin started by abusing prescription painkillers.

Both offices are now raising awareness about Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28.

For more information about how and where you can get rid of unwanted prescription painkillers and other medications, please click here.

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