The Indiana Medical Licensing Board is trying to curb prescription drug abuse by establishing new rules doctors must follow when prescribing pain medication.
Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) says the bill could reduce meth production, but other legislators say similar proposals in other states have not worked.
The Indiana Medical Licensing Board revoked Dr. Kamal Tiwari’s medical license Thursday. Tiwari has been convicted of prescribing medicine to substance abusers.
IU Health Bloomington says it did not purchase any of the spinal steroid that has caused meningitis in 11 Indiana residents.
The test could be especially useful for children of families with a history of the disease.
Only 10 percent of parents think their own teens drank alcohol in the last year and 5 percent think their teens smoked marijuana in the last year.
One patient claimed that, fearing he was having a stroke, he went to the emergency room, where a nurse demanded he explain a past-due bill on his account.
Doctors have been able to determine migraines are brought on by a cascade of triggers, but have yet to determine what begins the domino effect.
The study urges the military to make infusions of calories and protein part of standard care in the immediate aftermath of injury.
Wyss calls moving the lab to state control perhaps the most important issue the general assembly will deal with this year.