drugs http://wxpr.org en Legislator Says More EMT's Should Administer Narcan http://wxpr.org/post/legislator-says-more-emts-should-administer-narcan <p>State Representative John Nygren of Marinette nearly lost his daughter to a heroin overdose in 2009. The state Assembly last week overwhelmingly approved&nbsp; measures making it easier for emergency responders to administer Narcan, a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bills also enable callers to remain anonymous when calling in an overdose to medical personnel. </span>Nygren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked to Ken </span>Krall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about how this move will save lives.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13272 at http://wxpr.org Legislator Says More EMT's Should Administer Narcan Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise http://wxpr.org/post/prescription-drug-abuse-rise <p>The Vilas County Sheriff says drug abuse continue to be a growing problem in the area.&nbsp; Sheriff Joe Fath says the department works closely with Lac du Flambeau tribal police in its investigations.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Prescription medication, synthetic THC, heroin, those are the three big ones that we see affecting our communities.”&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Lac du Flambeau tribal leaders declared a state of emergency last spring to address a growing drug problem on the reservation.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12475 at http://wxpr.org Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise