Indiana is one of 14 states with significant drug overdose death rate increases from 2013 to 2014.
Tuesday's overdoses sent deputies to numerous homes in the county to administer an anti-overdose drug to victims.
Indiana would receive the 16th highest amount of federal funding under the president's proposal.
The bill establishes a task force to identify best practices for fighting the country’s opioid epidemic.
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.
Police arrested Michael Pinner Wednesday during a “Buy-bust” at the Martinsville Walmart.
Justin Phillips has committed her time to advocating for awareness about heroin addiction and treatment since losing her son Aaron to a heroin overdose.
Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases, so health officials declared a public health emergency in October.
Hancock County currently has no recovery houses for those who have suffered from addiction, but residents are working to change that.
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