Do needle exchanges work? Advocates say yes but the research is mixed

(USA TODAY) December 24, 2018 —

The numbers are staggering —  233 confirmed drug overdose deaths this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with 188 because of opioids, according to Karen Domagalski, operations manager for the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office.

In Wisconsin last year, there were 829 deaths from drug overdoses — many involving the injection of heroin and fentanyl, Attorney General Brad Schimel said at a recent drug summit in Milwaukee.