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July 4, 2017

 

The Hearing Aid Assistance Program of Indiana helps Hoosiers afford hearing aids using state funding.

Legislation Adds Hearing Aid Assistance For Hoosier Families

Changes to the state's program bump up funding and cover younger children.

July 4, 2017

 

The Indiana state Department of Health planned to distribute more than $150,000 worth of nalaxone last year.

Miami County To Distribute Free Naloxone Through Health Dept.

Miami County is joining 22 other Indiana counties in a state program that distributes an overdose intervention drug to Hoosiers at no cost.

July 4, 2017

 

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Indiana Man Dies In Kentucky Fireworks Accident

The firework hit the man in the chest hard enough to stop his heart.

July 4, 2017

 

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Spending On Opioid Addiction Medications Rises Sharply Since 2011

Medicaid spending on three important medications used to treat opioid addiction increased 136 percent nationwide between 2011 and 2016.

June 30, 2017

 

Needle exchange programs safely dispose of used needles and hand out new, clean needles to intravenous drug users.

Opposition Could Force Madison County Needle Exchange To Close

Critics of Madison County’s exchange say money that currently goes to buying needles would be better spent on treatment and education.

June 30, 2017

 

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Statewide Order To Remove Naloxone Barriers Renewed

The order means Hoosiers can continue to get opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription.

June 30, 2017

 

Cancer Chief: Congress Must Deal With Trump Budget Uncertainties

Interim National Cancer Institute Director Doug Lowy visited Purdue Thursday as part of a survey of Indiana college research initiatives.

June 30, 2017

 

Indiana ranks fourteenth worst in the country for the number of deaths per 100,000 people caused by opioids.

Legislation Aims To Increase Addiction Providers

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduce a proposal to reimburse addiction trained healthcare workers.

June 29, 2017

 

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Older Hoosiers Express Concerns Over Health Bill

AARP Indiana opposes the legislation being considered by the Senate.

June 28, 2017

 

Governor Eric Holcomb ceremonially signs four drug addiction treatment bills at Richmond State Hospital, surrounded by hospital staff.

Gov. Signs Bills, Talks Drug Addiction At Richmond Hospital

This session, lawmakers allocated more money to treatment of the drug epidemic than to prevention. Gov. Holcomb says that doesn’t mean Ind. is losing the fight.

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