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March 26, 2015

 

Pence

Pence Signs Executive Order In Response To HIV Outbreak

That executive order provides resources to handle the outbreak, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says has reached epidemic proportions.

March 25, 2015

 

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Lawmakers Debate Needle Exchange Program Amid HIV Epidemic

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 72 confirmed HIV cases believed to be linked to the intravenous use of a prescription drug.

March 25, 2015

 

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Safe Haven ‘Baby Boxes’ Measure Faces Changes In Committee

The legislature would now have to pass another bill next year to authorize the boxes.

March 21, 2015

 

puppy

Foster Program Boosts Brown County Animal Shelter Save Rate

The Brown County humane society promotes their foster program which has dramatically lowered the euthanasia rate.

March 20, 2015

 

Baby Bundle

Is A Box The Answer To Indiana’s High Infant Mortality Rate?

Finland boasts one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, but can the Finnish approach help Indiana lower its higher-than-average rate?

March 20, 2015

 

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HIV Outbreak Continues In Southeastern Indiana

Most of the cases are linked to IV drug abuse, with the infection spreading through shared dirty needles.

March 12, 2015

 

Veterans

Donnelly Proposes ‘Care Package’ Of Three Bills For Veterans

The proposed legislation would require the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to provide the best care for mental health conditions.

March 11, 2015

 

Heroin needles

More Than 40 Cases Confirmed In Southeastern HIV Outbreak

State health officials confirm the number has risen to 44 confirmed cases and one additional preliminary positive.

March 11, 2015

 

doctor's tools

Senate Committee Advances Amended Right To Try Bill

The bill’s Senate sponsor says it makes sense to let people with fatal conditions try medications even if they haven’t received final FDA approval.

March 6, 2015

 

Indiana Statehouse

Statehouse Update: Right To Try On Hold, Vaping Bill Gets OK

One Senate committee this week approved a bill regulating the state’s vaping industry while another held off on legislation aimed at helping the terminally ill.

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