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December 7, 2016

 

Allen County's needle exchange program is open for three hours each Tuesday evening.

Allen Becomes Latest Indiana County To Offer Needle Exchange

The department says it didn't advertise the opening of the program because it believed a soft opening was the best way to get the word out to those affected.

December 2, 2016

 

In addition to the research funding, the Cures Act would speed up FDA approval for new medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Far-reaching 21st Century Cures Could Send Ripples Through Indiana

The 21st Century Cures Act was approved by a wide majority in the House Wednesday.

December 2, 2016

 

The news of layoffs follows last month’s announcement concerning the failure a promising Alzheimer’s drug.

Lilly Plans Layoffs Following Alzheimer’s Drug Failure

Lilly will be trimming workers in its biomedicines sales force starting in 2017.

December 2, 2016

 

There are over 1,300 deaths attributable to secondhand smoke exposure annually in Indiana.

New HUD Rule Bans Smoking To Prevent Secondhand Exposure

The new rule aims to protect people living in low-income, government supported housing units from the harms of secondhand smoke.

December 1, 2016

 

Trustee Meeting Parking Garage

Trustees Approve IU Health Hospital Development, Parking Garage

Design approval for the Auxiliary Library addition in Bloomington and a new two-story housing unit at IU Southeast in New Albany were also approved.

November 30, 2016

 

dirty needle

CDC Report Encourages Expanding Syringe Exchange Programs

Indiana lawmakers legalized the creation of syringe exchanges in the Hoosier state in 2015. Eight counties now have state-approved programs.

November 30, 2016

 

Bloomington water quality results continue to improve.

Bloomington Water Quality Results Continue To Improve

See a graph showing DBP levels in Bloomington's water during 2016.

November 30, 2016

 

Seema Verma is Donald Trump's pick for the head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Verma Brings Medicaid Experience, Could Impact Expansion

President-elect Donald Trump wants Seema Verma to serve as the administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid.

November 29, 2016

 

Seema Verma is Donald Trump's pick for the head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Trump Picks Pence Advisor Seema Verma To Lead Medicaid, Medicare

Seema Verma played an important part in designing Indiana's Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

November 25, 2016

 

(Photo: IUPUI)

Study: Occupational Therapy Doesn’t Slow Alzheimer’s

The study highlights the need to focus on ways to help the thousands of caregivers providing care for people with Alzheimer's and dementia.

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