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Alarming jump in WI overdose ER visits

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Federal health officials say they've seen an alarming jump in emergency room visits for opioid overdoses in Wisconsin.
    The study by the CDC says those visits increased 109 percent from July 2016 to September 2017.
    There were more than 3,400 ER visits during that period.
    Nationally, ER visits for opioid overdoses rose 30 percent.

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