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June 12, 2018 AT 3:00 AM

The number of opioid overdose deaths in Wisconsin in 2016 that were among people age 55 or older. While the majority of deaths from opioids are of those in their 20s and 30s, older adults are an overlooked group that presents special challenges, says Paul Krupski, director of opioid initiatives for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.