opiates

Senate approves bills to battle heroin, opiate abuse in Wis.

Four bills passed Wednesday night in the Senate aim to crack down on heroin and prescription drug abuse in the state. Two of those bills surround using a statewide database to more closely monitor prescription drugs with the potential for abuse.

Report: 'Opiates handed out like candy at Tomah VA'

A report released Thursday, Jan. 8 by "The Center for Investigative Reporting" shows the number of opiate prescriptions at the Tomah VA more than quintupled from 2004 to 2012, even as the number of veterans seeking care at the hospital declined.