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Pain drug prescription rate called 'shocking'

One lawmaker calls rate "shocking"

Wisconsin residents last year received more than two million prescriptions for hydrocodone with acetaminophen, the generic equivalent of Vicodin, according to data from the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). That's more than double any other prescribed medicine, a figure one leading state lawmaker called "shocking."

Lawmakers advance heroin bills

Bill would allow first-responders to administer Narcan

State lawmakers are fast-tracking a series of bills hoping to fight heroin addiction in Wisconsin.

Nygren promises more money for schools

Details still being discussed

One of the co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee says public school spending will be allowed to increase over the next two years, even though Gov. Scott Walker wanted to keep it frozen.