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Aug 31, 2016

Lawmaker wants to ban synthetic heroin

A Wisconsin legislator says he plans to introduce a bill outlawing a new synthetic drug.

Aug 18, 2016

View from around the state: Step up efforts to block synthetic opioid sales

Death at $40 a gram and it's available on the Internet with a few keystrokes and a credit card. Legally.

Aug 14, 2016

What’s behind growing push to punish dealers in fatal ODs?

By Sharon Cohen AP National Writer Faced with an alarming increase in opioid addiction, a growing number of prosecutors are charging dealers not just for selling but for the deaths of customers who overdose on heroin or fentanyl. Here are some questions and answers about opioid abuse and this approach to pursuing dealers. __ HOW […]

Jun 14, 2016

18 indicted in alleged heroin ring in southeast Wisconsin

Authorities say they have busted a heroin ring in southeastern Wisconsin.

Apr 4, 2016

New laws will affect legal practice

New legislation almost by definition affects the law. But some bills’ implications for the practice of law are far greater than others.

Mar 8, 2016

Oshkosh woman gets prison in ex-boyfriend’s heroin death

An Oshkosh woman accused of helping an ex-boyfriend get the heroin that killed him has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Mar 7, 2016

BENCH BLOG: Court stretches in heroin blood draw case

In a case involving suspected heroin abuse, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided a warrantless blood draw was justified primarily because heroin tends to dissipate rapidly in a person's bloodstream.

Feb 19, 2016

Charges filed in overdose death at Concordia

A Milwaukee man has been charged in the drug overdose death of a freshman at Concordia University in Mequon.

Feb 12, 2016

Assembly to vote on drug treatment dollars

Drug treatment and diversion programs would get an additional $2 million annually under a bill the state Assembly is set to take up.

Jan 20, 2016

Senate approves anti-heroin bills

The Wisconsin Senate has signed off on a package of bills that would crack down on tracking prescription drugs as way to combat heroin abuse.

Jan 12, 2016

Assembly approves anti-heroin bills

The state Assembly has approved a package of bills designed to slow the spread of heroin.

Dec 8, 2015

Walker signs heroin antidote distribution bill

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to make a heroin overdose antidote more readily available.


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