- The Senate's health committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would require opiate dispensers to enter prescriptions in a statewide database within 24 hours; create methadone and pain clinic registries; and require treatment programs that use methadone to report the number of people receiving the medication, plans for tapering patients off it and relapse rates.
Rep. John Nygren, a Marinette Republican whose daughter is struggling with a heroin addiction, introduced the bills.
He has introduced a fourth bill that would require police who discover an opiate prescription at an overdose scene to enter the prescription in the database and notify the prescribing physician. The health committee isn't taking that up since it deals with law enforcement.
|Story By: Associated Press