$3.4 Million To Battle Prescription Medicine Addiction

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (06/19/2015) – The State of Wisconsin is funneling 3.4 Million dollars into a program to provide services to people who are addicted to opioid drugs. The grant is being awarded to the Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc. (FHC), on behalf of the North Central Region Opioid Consortium (NCROC). Opioids are prescribed medications that relieve pain. Some people become addicted. Opioids reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus. Medications that fall within this class include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and related drugs. Hydrocodone products are the most

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New Democratic Party Chair Martha Laning: Who Is She?

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (06/09/2015) – New Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair, Martha Laning, wants to do what she can to change the power balance in the State Capitol. Laning, from a middle class Central Wisconsin family, was elected party chairperson at the state Democrats Convention in Milwaukee the weekend of June 5th and 6th, 2015. She has analyzed comparisons between Republicans and Democrats and thinks she may have the answers that will persuade voters to put Democrats back in power.

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