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September 28, 2016

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From left: Andrew Christopher Ash, Christopher Paul Rees, Corey Brecken Hofelich.

Bartholomew County Police Arrest Three Connected To ‘Bad Heroin’

Last week, officers in Columbus responded to nine heroin overdoses within a few days.

September 23, 2016

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AMA Report: Insurance Mergers Harmful For Indiana

The Hoosier state is one of 14 where a single insurer holds at least 50 percent of the market.

September 23, 2016

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Without state appropriations, the operations are left to be run through small non-for-profits and donations.

Holcomb, Gregg Lean Toward State Funding For Needle Exchanges

Even though state-approved syringe exchange programs were made legal last year, the state doesn’t offer assistance to those programs.

September 23, 2016

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Indiana To Stockpile Emergency Naloxone After Spike In Overdoses

Before the end of the year, the state department of health plans to unload naloxone kits in each of the state’s public health preparedness districts.

September 22, 2016

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Bloomington DBP levels over time.

Bloomington Water Pollutant DBP Levels Fall Again

August numbers are lower than they were around this time last year.

September 21, 2016

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Newtown, Ohio Police Chief Tom Synan is the leader of a drug task force in the Cincinnati area. He says law enforcement won't stop after these arrests.

Police Arrest Two In Cincinnati For Distributing Synthetic Opioids

The arrests appear to be tied to a rash of overdoses in the greater-Cincinnati area at the end of August, when more than 175 people overdosed on heroin.

September 20, 2016

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IDEM Declares Air Quality Alert For Several Indiana Counties

Ozone levels are expected to be in the unhealthy sensitive groups range, according to the National Weather Service.

September 19, 2016

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Planned Alert System Designed To Lessen Impact Of Drug Threats

A potential alert system would quickly distribute information across state lines about new drug dangers as they happen.

September 16, 2016

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Indiana still has a slightly higher rate of uninsured than the national rate of 9.4.

More Hoosiers Are Signing Up For Health Insurance

Indiana still has a slightly higher rate of uninsured people than the national rate of 9.4.

September 15, 2016

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IU Bloomington Health Center Now Offering Free Naloxone Kits

The health center is taking part in a pilot program through a grant from Overdose Lifeline.

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