A legislative study committee Thursday examined the possibility of raising the limit on how much money malpractice victims can recover.
Experts are uncertain what a study's results might mean for injection drug users, who were at the center of an HIV outbreak in Indiana earlier this year.
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, spoke at the White House about Ryan White's legacy.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says the species can be linked to some negative health effects.
Connersville recently started a multi-state collaboration to address drug abuse, much like the statewide task force the governor is creating.
Public health leaders rejoiced Friday morning after Monroe County Commissioners voted in favor of a county-wide needle exchange program.
Rural areas often have the most difficult time addressing drug problems because of a lack of resources.
The county health officer declared a public health emergency in August.
The federal task force could work with Governor Mike Pence's state-level task force to address the heroin crisis.
The new task force will travel the state to gather testimony from local experts and families affected by Indiana's growing drug epidemic.