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The Son of Milwaukee Medical Examiner Dies of Drug Overdose

(Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel September 15) While homicides, motor vehicle and infant sleep-related deaths have loomed large in the news, Milwaukee's chief medical examiner said, at a round-table discussion about the opioid epidemic sponsored by Senator Ron Johnson, that when all three are added together "that's less than the number of overdoses we've had."  Brian Peterson, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, tried to give those gathered at the local opioid round-table discussion a sense of the scale of drug-related deaths in Milwaukee.  On Thursday, Peterson's office announced that 70 people have died from probable drug overdoses in Milwaukee County in the past seven weeks.  One of them was Peterson's son, Adam.  READ MORE