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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 23, 2017

 

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Treatment ‘Silos,’ Needle Exchange Bill Edges Forward

A bill that would give counties the ability to set up needle exchanges without first getting state approval is one step closer to becoming law.

March 13, 2017

 

Heroin

Vanderburgh County Officials Tackle Rising Heroin Use

In the first two months of this year, there have been three confirmed fatal doses of such drugs.

February 17, 2017

 

The Tippecanoe County Health Department has been working on a proposal for a syringe exchange program for more than a year.

Locals Could Soon Approve Needle Exchanges, But Still Lack Funding

Syringe exchange programs still face significant opposition from some officials, and funding the programs remains the largest barrier.

February 14, 2017

 

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Southern Indiana County’s Syringe Exchange Sees Slow Start

Clark County Health Officer Kevin Burke says the program has had a "slow but steady flow" of participants.

December 7, 2016

 

Allen County's needle exchange program is open for three hours each Tuesday evening.

Allen Becomes Latest Indiana County To Offer Needle Exchange

The department says it didn't advertise the opening of the program because it believed a soft opening was the best way to get the word out to those affected.

November 25, 2016

 

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Monroe County Extends Needle Exchange

Monroe County won state approval in December 2015 to operate a needle exchange.

May 11, 2016

 

Acute Hep C cases

Hepatitis C Epidemic Highlights State’s Drug Use Problem

Overdose deaths have also increased with acute hepatitis cases.

May 9, 2016

 

The number and rate of hepatitis C infections had been on the decline in Indiana until 2014, according to numbers from the Indiana Department of Health.

Hep C Increases In Indiana, Deaths Lag Behind U.S. Average

State health department officials say reasons for that increase could include more testing, an increase in test accuracy and a rise in injection drug use.

December 9, 2015

 

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Forum Focuses On How To Address Hoosier Teen Drug Use

Experts say developing evidence-based programs that address environmental factors is key to curbing teen drug use.

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