AG Kaul: Statement following U.S. attorneys’ notification to prescribers

MADISON, Wis. – Today, U.S. Attorneys Scott Blader and Matthew Krueger notified
medical professionals with relatively high levels of opioid prescriptions to review their
prescribing practices. Following this action Attorney General Josh Kaul issued the
following statement:

“Thank you U.S. Attorneys Krueger and Blader for sending these notices out to
providers. While the medical community has played an important role in addressing
the opioid epidemic, we need to ensure that all medical professionals are prescribing
responsibly,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul.

Members of the public who have unused or unwanted medications can dispose of them
safely and conveniently at more than 400 drug disposal boxes around Wisconsin.
Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water
reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of
pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes.

To find a drug disposal box near you, go to www.doseofrealitywi.gov/find-a-take-back-
location/.

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