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August 21, 2017

 

methadone

People Might Seek Care When Medicaid Begins Covering Methadone

Indiana clinics will be able to bill Medicaid for bundled treatment services starting September 1.

August 18, 2017

 

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Researchers Use Indiana Fairs To Learn More About Swine Flu

Researching swine flu has led to changes in how pigs are kept at county and state fairs across the Midwest.

August 18, 2017

 

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Hospital In Drug-Troubled Fayette County Starting Detox Unit

A hospital in a rural Indiana county hit hard by opioid abuse is starting a drug detoxification unit emphasizing treatment for those diagnosed with HIV.

August 18, 2017

 

State Police will get more that $500,000 to combat methamphetamine.

Indiana Experiencing Dramatic Drop In Meth Production

Reports from the Indiana State Police show a decrease of 58 percent in lab incidents from 2016 to 2017.

August 17, 2017

 

IU School of Medicine Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Alexander Niculescu IU School of Medicine Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Alexander Niculescu.

Research: Biomarkers Could Help Prevent Suicide

The latest research from the IU School of Medicine shows biomarkers found in blood tests are universally useful in determining who is at risk for suicide.

August 16, 2017

 

Scott Edwards

‘Mission Recovery’ Helps Guard Members Access Treatment

The new program is a partnership between the Indiana National Guard, Fairbanks Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Community Health Network.

August 15, 2017

 

A woman holds a positive pregnancy test.

Afraid To Treat Pregnant Women, Doctors Drop Addicted Patients

Doctors who can prescribe a medication for opioid addiction, and accept Medicaid, are already scarce. But even fewer will treat pregnant women.

August 14, 2017

 

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Moms-To-Be With Addiction Face Obstacles At Every Turn

Insurance companies set rules that can make patients wait for days to get addiction treatment medicine. For pregnant women that can mean dangerous withdrawals.

August 11, 2017

 

 Designs plans for the hospital were unveiled at Friday's IU Board of Trustees meeting.

IU Trustees Approve Design For New IU Health Bloomington Hospital

Indiana University’s Board of Trustees approved design plans for the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital at their meeting Friday.

August 10, 2017

 

Laura McLinn and her son Jordan.

Hoosier Family Helps Push ‘Right To Try’ Nationally

A “Right To Try” bill that allows families to use prescription drugs that don’t have full FDA approval passed the U.S. Senate last week with unanimous support.

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