The leader of the Forest County Potawatomi Community urged Wisconsin policy makers on Tuesday to work together to fight the scourge of opioid abuse, which he said was hitting the state's tribal populations hard.
Wisconsin insurance companies, healthcare providers and others announced an agreement Tuesday to do away for most patients with authorization requirements that can slow the prescription of drugs to treat people fighting substance abuse.
A bipartisan proposal designed to make it easier for patients to get needed prescription drugs even when insurance companies force them to try less expensive alternatives first is headed to Gov. Tony Evers.
Massachusetts construction companies and labor unions held work stoppages at project sites across the state on Wednesday as their industry attempts to confront a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses among its ranks.