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May 16, 2017

 

Tom Price, who now heads the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke at the CPAC conference in 2010.

Addiction Experts Call Out Price Remarks As Unscientific, Damaging

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price referred to medication-assisted treatment for addiction as “substituting one opioid for another.”

May 12, 2017

 

drugs

Activists Warn New Opioid Drug ‘Gray Death’ Is Deadly

Activists say a new drug in Indiana is among the deadliest opioids authorities have seen.

May 10, 2017

 

Sen. Donnelly in Bloomington, Indiana in March, 2016.

Donnelly Decries Reported Budget Cuts For Opioid Crisis Response

NPR reports a leaked document shows President Trump's budget proposal reduces funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy by about 94 percent.

October 7, 2016

 

On the left, a lethal dose of heroin; on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl.

Overdoses Across Indiana Highlight Responders’ Lack Of Resources

Many first responders carry the overdose intervention drug naloxone, but when multiple overdoses occur in a short amount of time, it's common to run out.

September 30, 2016

 

Needles

State Approves Seventh Syringe Exchange In Lawrence County

The county health department will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and operate the program, which will consist of a mobile unit.

September 30, 2016

 

U.S. Marine Corps (Wikimedia Commons)

Watch: Panel Discusses CARA Funding To Combat Opioid Abuse

The Comprehensive Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act is designed to funnel funds to states for opioid addiction treatment.

September 28, 2016

 

Finding the Fix premieres Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Watch Or Listen: Finding The Fix Premiere On WFIU, WTIU

Watch or listen to the documentary Finding the Fix: Heroin's Hold on the Heartland 8 p.m. Thursday night on WTIU and WFIU.

September 28, 2016

 

From left: Andrew Christopher Ash, Christopher Paul Rees, Corey Brecken Hofelich.

Bartholomew County Police Arrest Three Connected To ‘Bad Heroin’

Last week, officers in Columbus responded to nine heroin overdoses within a few days.

September 23, 2016

 

Without state appropriations, the operations are left to be run through small non-for-profits and donations.

Holcomb, Gregg Lean Toward State Funding For Needle Exchanges

Even though state-approved syringe exchange programs were made legal last year, the state doesn’t offer assistance to those programs.

September 21, 2016

 

Newtown, Ohio Police Chief Tom Synan is the leader of a drug task force in the Cincinnati area. He says law enforcement won't stop after these arrests.

Police Arrest Two In Cincinnati For Distributing Synthetic Opioids

The arrests appear to be tied to a rash of overdoses in the greater-Cincinnati area at the end of August, when more than 175 people overdosed on heroin.

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