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March 6, 2015

 

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As Numbers Climb, Officials Seek To Mitigate HIV Outbreak

Health officials face a complicated task in tracking down those people who might be infected and then containing the unprecedented outbreak.

March 5, 2015

 

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Vaping Legislation Will Not Include E-Cigarette Regulations

Attorney General Greg Zoeller made regulating e-cigarettes one of his priorities this session, but the bill does nothing regarding e-cigarettes themselves.

March 4, 2015

 

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Indiana E-Cigarette Regulations: Too Far Or Not Far Enough?

A Senate committee Wednesday unanimously approved the requirements.

March 4, 2015

 

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‘Please Say Yes’: Advocates Ask Committee To OK Right To Try

Senate lawmakers say they want more time to work on a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs.

March 3, 2015

 

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Indianapolis City-County Council OKs Homeless Bill Of Rights

Modeled after similar laws in Illinois and Rhode Island, it spells out certain rights for homeless people.

February 26, 2015

 

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Special Healthcare Enrollment Events Planned For Tax Season

Those who learned of the penalty while filing their 2014 taxes can sign up during a special enrollment period.

February 26, 2015

 

Vaccine

Pence Lobbies Against HPV Vaccinations

The proposed House bill set a goal for the state to have 80 percent of 13 -15 year olds vaccinated against HPV by 2020.

February 25, 2015

 

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State Department Of Health Working To Contain HIV Outbreak

The state says there have been 26 confirmed HIV infections, with an additional four more likely positives.

February 25, 2015

 

Pharmacy

Lawmakers Hope Tighter Regulations Will Combat Meth

The bill calls for the state’s courts and police to update the database pharmacies use to track sales of over-the-counter of cold and allergy medication.

February 25, 2015

 

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Legislators Pushing To Add Baby Boxes At Safe Havens

House Bill 1016 would give parents one last option before abandoning their newborns by placing their baby in a Safe Haven Baby Box.

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