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Wisconsin legislator introduces more heroin bills


MADISON (WKOW) -- Two more bills to combat heroin abuse have been introduced by a Wisconsin legislator. Republican Rep. John Nygren's daughter suffers from a heroin addiction, and nearly died from an overdose. Earlier this month he authored a package of bills that were passed by the assembly allowing anyone to administer Narcan a drug that counteracts overdoses, as well as creating immunity for anyone calling in to help someone who has overdosed.

Rep. Nygren's new bills will mandate the Department of Health Services to open regional opiate treatment centers, and create a system of sanctions for people who violate the conditions of their release from the centers.

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