Carfentanil is part of a shift to synthetic opioids. Last year in Hamilton County, Ohio, there were more deaths attributed to fentanyl than to heroin.
The county health department will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and operate the program, which will consist of a mobile unit.
Purdue's annual report found 28 farm-related deaths last year, up from 25 in 2014.
Earlier this month, IU Health facilities introduced a pilot program offering nalaxone to students free of charge.
Watch or listen to the documentary Finding the Fix: Heroin's Hold on the Heartland 8 p.m. Thursday night on WTIU and WFIU.
Last week, officers in Columbus responded to nine heroin overdoses within a few days.
The Hoosier state is one of 14 where a single insurer holds at least 50 percent of the market.
Even though state-approved syringe exchange programs were made legal last year, the state doesn’t offer assistance to those programs.
Before the end of the year, the state department of health plans to unload naloxone kits in each of the state’s public health preparedness districts.
August numbers are lower than they were around this time last year.