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September 12, 2017

 

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Scott Co Files Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals

The lawsuit alleges drugs made by the manufacturers contributed to the county's ongoing opioid epidemic.

September 1, 2017

 

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ War On Drugs, Abe Lincoln And Columbus

The debate to arrest people who use drugs or get them into treatment, lowering the required age for Hoosier kids to start school and Lincoln’s Indiana roots.

August 24, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks at the INSPECT announcement.

INSPECT Integration Will Better Track Opiates

Integrating the states prescription drug tracking system with health records may help cut back excessive opiate prescriptions.

August 18, 2017

 

State Police will get more that $500,000 to combat methamphetamine.

Indiana Experiencing Dramatic Drop In Meth Production

Reports from the Indiana State Police show a decrease of 58 percent in lab incidents from 2016 to 2017.

August 11, 2017

 

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Monroe Co. Library Sees Collateral Effects Of Drug Epidemic

Although needles are occasionally found, officials say the public library remains a safe space to visit.

July 31, 2017

 

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Opioid Crisis Cause Of Monroe County Jail Overcrowding

Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Marc Kellams says the opioid crisis is a major cause of the surging population.

July 17, 2017

 

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Indiana Opioid Crisis Highlights Shortage Of Social Workers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that social worker employment will grow by 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.

July 17, 2017

 

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Central Indiana County Debates Continuing Needle Exchange

A Madison County Council member is pushing an ordinance that would effectively end the county's two-year-old program.

July 5, 2017

 

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Indiana Expanding Opioid Treatment Programs To Five More Counties

The counties adding programs are Allen, Johnson, Monroe, Vigo and Tippecanoe.

June 23, 2017

 

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Indiana Health Commissioner: Needle Exchanges Save Lives, Money

Eight Indiana counties currently have exchanges in place that allow drug users to swap dirty needles for clean ones.

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