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April 5, 2017

 

Pharmacy Drugs

House Vote To Crack Down On Heroin Dealers, Pharmacy Robbers

Critics argue the legislature is “backsliding” to previous, failed attempts to address the drug epidemic.

April 4, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse in March, 2016.

Parental Notification Of Abortion Bill Clears House

The House approved a bill adding rules to parental consent and notification of abortion – even as some Democrats raised new issues with the measure.

April 3, 2017

 

The judge says the law created financial and other burdens for women.

Planned Parenthood, ACLU Cheer Ruling Halting Ultrasound Rule

The law required women to obtain an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion.

March 31, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Researchers Aim To Test Portable Bone Lead Scanner In East Chicago

Bone lead X-ray tests are more effective than other methods, but only three machines in the country can perform them – including one at Purdue University.

March 31, 2017

 

Prescription

Opioid Replacement Compound Could Treat Chronic Pain

Researchers at Purdue are optimistic that the findings could help relieve opioid abuse.

March 30, 2017

 

The CDC recommends a syringe exchange program to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C linked to drug use.

Advocates: Amendments To Syringe Exchange Bill Pose Threat

The amendments limit the number of needles a program can give out and stipulate programs must collect more data about their members, among other things.

March 29, 2017

 

The report measures many behaviors, including physical inactivity.

Health Survey Shows Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

The report measures many behaviors, including physical inactivity.

March 28, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

Panel OKs Amended Abortion Bill On Parental Notification

Many opponents say the original bill was unconstitutional. Lawmakers amended the proposal to address those concerns.

March 28, 2017

 

electronic cigarette

House Committee Wrestles With Vaping Regulations

Legislation regulating e-liquids has gotten complicated as a House committee struggles to impose rules on the industry while avoiding constitutionality issues.

March 27, 2017

 

Hearing Aid

IU Study Opens Up Discussion About Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

The study's author says he’d like to see hearing aids made available over-the-counter in the same way eyeglasses are.

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