MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say an operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed. The revelation Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office underscores warnings that people who buy vaping products on the street don’t know what they’re getting.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is refusing to join a multistate settlement with Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma. About half the states and thousands of local governments reached a tentative deal Wednesday with Purdue Pharma over its role in the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic. Roughly half the states haven’t signed on to the deal, including Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic legislator wants to spend millions of dollars to fight chronic wasting disease. Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can drop off deer for testing. The bills also would lay out $2 million for CWD research.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials say the state has recorded its first human case of West Nile virus this year. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Wednesday the case involves a resident of northeastern Wisconsin. The department is advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The majority of human West Nile cases occur during August and September.