Twelve more counties sued pharmaceutical companies late last week. They join nearly 50 other Wisconsin counties, all of them suing drug manufacturers that make opioid painkillers like Percocet and OxyContin. They say those drug makers’ fraudulently marketed their products which led to the state’s opioid epidemic, an epidemic that has cost those counties thousands. Meanwhile, […]
Dane County is joining two thirds of Wisconsin counties in suing pharmaceutical companies — specifically, companies that make painkillers like Oxycontin and Percocet. They want to recoup the cost of treating drug addiction. Dane County is now saying fraudulent marketing of prescription painkillers caused the problem — and that the drug makers should pay. Dane […]
Dave Heaster is running with an ambitious campaign promise: he won’t be raising any money. The Democrat says supporters can donate their time instead. He’s one of over a dozen candidates registered as Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Scott Walker next fall.
Representative Evan Goyke says now’s the time for criminal justice reform. If lawmakers don’t act fast, he says the first prisoner in Wisconsin’s system since 2001 will be forced into a private prison out of state in 2018. “The prison system is designed to hold about 17.5 thousand inmates, and yet … [it has] about […]
Twenty additional Wisconsin counties are now suing pharmaceutical companies for expenses they’ve had to burden to deal with the opioid crisis. That brings the total number of counties suing to 48 in Wisconsin. They say companies that make painkillers like percocet and oxycotin have engaged in fraudulent marketing of those drugs — and that that’s […]
All Assembly representatives and staff were required to attend a training today to review the chamber’s sexual misconduct guidelines. Assembly speaker Robin Vos says there’s nothing new about the procedures, but leaders in the chamber are focusing in on making sure everyone’s on the same page. New staff are already briefed on the Assembly’s sexual […]