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Heroin bills clear state senateSubmitted: 02/19/2014
MADISON - New help may be coming in the fight against heroin and other drugs.

The Wisconsin state Senate passed 4 bills designed to combat heroin use and help those who are addicted.

The bills passed unanimously in the Assembly.

They now head to Gov. Scott Walker.

One proposal would let all emergency responders get training to administer Narcan.

That's a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.

Another would guarantee a measure of immunity for anyone who calls 911 to report an overdose.

A third bill allows municipalities to hold prescription drug COLLECTION drives.

And a fourth would require ID to get prescription drugs containing narcotics.

All four were introduced by representative John Nygren of Marinette.

His daughter has struggled with heroin addiction.

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