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September 12, 2017

 

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Scott Co Files Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals

The lawsuit alleges drugs made by the manufacturers contributed to the county's ongoing opioid epidemic.

September 12, 2017

 

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Cultural, Economic, Other Factors Drive Black Breast-Feeding Gap

Breast-feeding rates are increasing each year, but a gaping disparity between Black women and women of other races remains.

September 11, 2017

 

Obesity A Growing Problem, 32% Of Hoosiers Obese

An annual report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Indiana 10th worst for obesity. It was 15th last year.

September 11, 2017

 

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Diabetics Protest Rising Insulin Prices At Eli Lilly Headquarters

Patients say the skyrocketing price of insulin—which more than doubled from 2002 to 2013 — is squeezing them to the point of outrage.

September 8, 2017

 

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State Receives $26M Grant For HIV Treatment

More than 12,000 people living in Indiana have HIV.

September 7, 2017

 

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Museum A ‘Tangible Reminder’ Of Indiana’s Mental Health History

Indiana’s Medical History Museum transports you to the late 1800s when Central State Mental Hospital opened on the west side of Indianapolis.

September 7, 2017

 

Gleaners CEO John Elliot testifies at food desert study committee.

Study Committee Discusses Food Deserts, Solutions

This is the third year Indiana lawmakers have considered legislation to address the lack of healthy food in Indiana.

September 6, 2017

 

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Ind. Attorney General Clashes With CDC Over Syringe Exchange Data

Last month, the CDC sent a letter to the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention asking it to correct a 2016 report.

September 6, 2017

 

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Indiana Proposes Work Mandate For State Health Coverage

Holcomb wants able-bodied, low-income residents to work at least 20 hours a week for eight months a year to receive state-supported health care coverage.

September 5, 2017

 

Heroin confiscated from the Indiana streets

Bartholomew County Considering Adding Treatment Center At Jail

An anti-drug abuse task force estimates more than 1,000 residents have an addiction problem, with about 70 percent of them facing some form of incarceration.

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