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Lake County group moves to override Rauner veto on heroin bill

Lake County group moves to override Rauner veto on heroin bill

State legislators supporting a measure aimed at addressing heroin addiction in Illinois are hoping to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto this week based in part on costs associated with treatment services included in the legislation. In his veto message, Rauner said he supports most components of the proposal , including locally-generated portions aimed at allowing increased access to opiate overdose antidotes at local pharmacies. Parts of the plan dealing with expanded access to naloxone hydrochloride — a medication that counteracts opiate overdoses — are referred to as "Lali's Law" in honor of Alex Laliberte, who died from a 2008 overdose in Buffalo...

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