Report: Fatal drug overdoses in La Crosse County climb to 29 in 2017

Drugs took the lives of 29 people last year in La Crosse County while a life-saving drug revived hundreds of others users, according to a new report.

Confirmed cases of two communicable diseases that can be linked to drug use decreased last year, as did the number of hospital admissions for drug abuse, according to a La Crosse County Health Department report that examines the scope of illegal and prescription drug abuse.