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October 20, 2017

 

Barb Foley

Brown Co. Schools ‘Get Real’ About Addiction After Overdose Deaths

The Brown County school district and the sheriff's department are partnering in an attempt to stop students from trying meth, heroin or other drugs.

October 9, 2017

 

Jail cell

Indiana Jails Turn To Body Scanners To Address Opioid Crisis

Many law enforcement officials say drug abuse is fueling a surge in crime, and the challenges at jails only begin with an arrest.

October 2, 2017

 

syringe

Lawrence County Needle Exchange Halted, Pending Approval

The commissioner’s office will need to vote to reapprove the program within the next few weeks if it is to remain in operation.

September 4, 2017

 

antibiotic resistance

Purdue Researcher Receives $1.6M Grant For Repurposing Meds

The $1.6 million grant will be used to find out whether two FDA-approved drugs can be repurposed to treat life-threatening and drug-resistant bacteria.

September 1, 2017

 

Indiana State Police sign

New ISP Task Force Aims To Arrest One Drug Dealer A Day

Police say it’s about creating a safe, drug free state. But advocates worry that it’s harkening back to the failed war on drugs of the 1970s.

July 27, 2017

 

Members of the public and city officials discuss the new initiatives to deal with the city's homelessness and drug abuse problems.

Bloomington Mayor Announces New Public Safety Initiatives

The new measures include continuing police presence downtown and attempting to raise funds for the Shalom Community Center to keep its doors open on weekends.

June 6, 2017

 

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Indiana Law Enforcement See Rise Of Laced Heroin

Police officers in an eastern Indiana county are being more careful when handling heroin because the drug increasingly is being laced with other substances.

April 20, 2017

 

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Three Die In Heroin-Suspected Overdoses In Vigo County

Some officers are now carrying up to three doses of naloxone.

April 5, 2017

 

Pharmacy Drugs

House Vote To Crack Down On Heroin Dealers, Pharmacy Robbers

Critics argue the legislature is “backsliding” to previous, failed attempts to address the drug epidemic.

January 3, 2017

 

Naloxone

Advocacy Groups To Train Families Of Addicts To Use Naloxone

Advocacy groups in northwestern Indiana plan to train family and friends of drug addicts how to use the overdose antidote naloxone.

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