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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Hudson man testifies about his heroin addiction to a Senate health panel

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A former heroin addict from Hudson says at least two friends may still be alive, had a state law been in place to grant limited immunity to those reporting heroin overdoses. 23-year-old Phil Drewiske made the remark yesterday at a hearing by the state Senate's health panel on four bills aimed at fighting Wisconsin's growing heroin abuse problem. Drewiske said his own addiction started with pain pills at age 13, and heroin at 16.

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