The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates as many as 45 percent of nursing home residents’ visits to the hospital are potentially avoidable.
Needle exchanges provide clean syringes to intravenous drug users to prevent needle-sharing that spreads hepatitis C, HIV and other diseases.
Casey's Law originated in Kentucky. It allows a court to require involuntary treatment for those living with opioid addiction.
Previous grants for naloxone provided kits to law enforcement and first responders in 45 counties. Att. Gen. Greg Zoeller wants to provide the drug statewide.
FluMist is a live form of the vaccination that is administered as a nasal spray and was a preferred choice for many young children because there’s no needle.
Mayor Jim Lienhoop says the city has never had a way to limit chickens and hopes the new ordinance will be an effective way to do that.
Carfentanil is part of a shift to synthetic opioids. Last year in Hamilton County, Ohio, there were more deaths attributed to fentanyl than to heroin.
The county health department will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and operate the program, which will consist of a mobile unit.
Purdue's annual report found 28 farm-related deaths last year, up from 25 in 2014.
Earlier this month, IU Health facilities introduced a pilot program offering nalaxone to students free of charge.