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October 14, 2016

 

Brooks Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium Focuses On Heroin Epidemic

This is the seventh year for the Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium, but the first time it has focused on heroin abuse and how to reduce its supply.

October 13, 2016

 

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IU Health Launches Effort Promoting Infant Safe Sleep

Indiana has the 10th worst overall infant mortality rate in the nation.

October 10, 2016

 

nursing home

Study: Nursing Home Patient Hospitalizations Could Be Avoidable

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates as many as 45 percent of nursing home residents’ visits to the hospital are potentially avoidable.

October 6, 2016

 

Eight counties have state approval for a needle exchange program.

State Approves 8th Request For Syringe Exchange In Allen County

Needle exchanges provide clean syringes to intravenous drug users to prevent needle-sharing that spreads hepatitis C, HIV and other diseases.

October 6, 2016

 

pills

Petition To Institute Casey’s Law In Indiana Gains Support

Casey's Law originated in Kentucky. It allows a court to require involuntary treatment for those living with opioid addiction.

October 5, 2016

 

Naloxone

Zoeller Announces Naloxone Funding, Calls For Permanent Solution

Previous grants for naloxone provided kits to law enforcement and first responders in 45 counties. Att. Gen. Greg Zoeller wants to provide the drug statewide.

October 5, 2016

 

flu vaccine

FluMist Not Recommended This Season

FluMist is a live form of the vaccination that is administered as a nasal spray and was a preferred choice for many young children because there’s no needle.

October 4, 2016

 

chicken

Columbus City Council To Determine Fate Of Urban Chickens

Mayor Jim Lienhoop says the city has never had a way to limit chickens and hopes the new ordinance will be an effective way to do that.

October 3, 2016

 

Bob Topmiller, chief of toxicology at the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, holds a small vial containing carfentanil extracted from a sample of blood.

Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

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.

September 30, 2016

 

Needles

State Approves Seventh Syringe Exchange In Lawrence County

The county health department will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and operate the program, which will consist of a mobile unit.

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