Category: Opioids

VA watchdog raises concern about Milwaukee provider’s opioid prescribing

The Department of Veterans Affairs' watchdog is asking the network of facilities that includes the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee to convene an expert panel to review the opioid prescribing practices of one of the facility's providers.
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Walker signs special session opioid bills into law

Gov. Scott Walker signed into law 11 bills Monday that were approved by the state Legislature as part of a special session targeting the opioid epidemic. Walker called the session back in January. The bills were based on recommendations made in a report by the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse, which was chaired by […]

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Legislation targets fentanyl analogs

New legislation aims to close a loophole and allow prosecutors to target those who make variations of a potent opioid. The bill focuses on fentanyl analogs, which are slight chemical variations of the drug that mimic its effects. The proposal would allow law enforcement to prosecute those who possess fentanyl analogs as well as manufacture […]

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