Drugs & Opioids Category Archive


  • Lawyer/Lobbyist Hired by Republicans Bows Out of Opioid Settlement Discussions

    Lawyer/Lobbyist Hired by Republicans Bows Out of Opioid Settlement Discussions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/17/2019
  • Conflicts of Interest Abound As Wisconsin Republicans Play Politics With State Settling Lawsuits

    We face the possibility of losing out on billions from holding the opioid manufacturers liable because of the mess Republicans made.,

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2019
  • Lily’s Story

    BRIAN HAGEDORN: We knew adding to our family through adoption was going to be difficult but rewarding. CHRISTINA HAGEDORN: Lily was born addicted to opiates and had to struggle through withdrawal in...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/19/2019
  • Policy Changes To Look For With Wisconsin’s New Democratic Attorney General

    Analiese Eicher of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now hopes Kaul does change how the state deals with the opioid crisis.

    WUWM-FM, 11/26/2018
  • Another Attorney General Not Named Brad Schimel Sues Opioid Manufacturer

    The GOP A.G. of Colorado is suing Purdue Pharma, alleging the drug manufacturer engaged in “fraudulent and deceptive marketing of prescription opioids.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/15/2018
  • Brad Schimel’s Latest Excuse

    Brad Schimel’s latest excuse for not suing his campaign donor Purdue Pharmaceuticals is a poor one.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/02/2018
  • Brad Schimel Critics Push for a Federal Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

    One Wisconsin Now, a Madison-based liberal advocacy group, contend Schimel has been lax with efforts to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.

    Capital Times, 06/30/2018
  • Brad Schimel and Scott Walker Repeat Mistakes Past; Refuse to Take Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers

    Scott Walker has not authorized the DOJ to pursue legal action against the manufacturers behind the opioid crisis. Brad Schimel is opposed to filing a lawsuit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/04/2018
  • Brad Schimel Election Ad Blames Families, Not His Pharmaceutical Donors for Opioid Crisis

    In his first campaign tv ad, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel blames families for the current opioid crisis, not pharmaceutical drug manufacturers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/17/2018
  • Attorney General Brad Schimel Threatens Crackdown on CBD Oil Instead of Holding Opioid Manufacturers Accountable

    Brad Schimel is sitting on his hands in holding manufacturers behind the opioid addiction crisis accountable.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/09/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Addiction to Opioid Money

    Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign has released a second campaign television ad this week, the latest focusing on opioid addiction.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/03/2018
  • To Save Lives

    MOM: Tyler was only 80 pounds. I had his funeral planned. TYLER: I was addicted for years. But we stuck together as a family and we fought back. DAD: We are the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/03/2018
  • Another Republican Attorney General Not Named Brad Schimel Goes to Court to Hold Opioid Manufacturer Accountable

    The GOP Attorney General of Alabama has filed suit seeking damages from opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharmaceuticals while Brad Schimel refuses to act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/08/2018
  • Walker Issues 2 Executive Orders to Fight Opioid Abuse

    The governor signed the orders Friday afternoon. One order creates the Governor’s Commission on Substance Abuse Treatment Delivery. The commission will include the co-chairs of the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse...

    Associated Press, 01/19/2018
  • Wisconsin Targets Chicago Millennials in $1 Million WEDC Campaign

    Wisconsin likely will experience a hiring spree in the coming years, and a new advertising campaign spurred by the state’s top economic development office puts Chicago-based millennials in the state’s crosshairs to...

    Milwaukee Business Journal, 01/10/2018
  • GOP Ohio Attorney General Seeks to Hold Opioid Makers Accountable for Addiction Crisis, Wisconsin Attorney Brad Schimel Does Nothing

    You have to wonder what’s up with Brad Schimel when even fellow Republicans are going to court to hold opioid manufacturers accountable.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/02/2017
  • Wisconsin Senate OKs Bills Targeting Opioid Addiction

    Wisconsin would target heroin and opiate addiction by expanding treatment, hiring special agents and establishing a charter school for addicted teens, under legislation approved unanimously by the state Senate on Tuesday. The...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/02/2017
  • Wisconsin Assembly Passes Batch of Bills to Combat Opioid Abuse

    Three months after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called on the Legislature to take swift action to combat the state’s opioid epidemic, the state Assembly nearly unanimously passed nine pieces of legislation Tuesday,...

    WITI-TV, 04/04/2017
  • Critics Say Scott Walker’s Plan to Fight Opiate Abuse in Wisconsin Falls Short

    A call from Gov. Scott Walker for the Wisconsin Legislature to heighten its focus on fighting heroin and opiate abuse drew widespread praise this week, but some say the proposals still fall...

    Capital Times, 01/06/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Takes Actions on Heroin Addiction

    Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called for a special legislative session to fight heroin addiction and ordered state agencies to ramp up their response to a drug that kills hundreds in Wisconsin...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/05/2017
  • Wisconsin Board Adopts Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

    Wisconsin doctors should prescribe opioids sparingly, tell patients they could become addicted and avoid the drugs as the first option to treat pain, according to new guidelines the state Medical Examining Board...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/31/2016
  • Despite Efforts, Stubborn Barriers Remain to Opioid, Heroin Addiction Treatment

    Since 2014, Wisconsin legislators have adopted, and Gov. Scott Walker has signed, 17 bills to curb the state’s opioid abuse epidemic, which includes addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/03/2016
  • Local Cops Won’t Carry Anti-overdose Drug

    A drug that can stop a heroin overdose is becoming more available to the public, but police in Portage County won’t be carrying it anytime soon. The drug, known as naloxone, was...

    Wausau Daily Herald, 12/16/2015