The order means Hoosiers can continue to get opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription.
This session, lawmakers allocated more money to treatment of the drug epidemic than to prevention. Gov. Holcomb says that doesn’t mean Ind. is losing the fight.
The state wants to buy 2,700 naloxone syringes and 5,400 nasal atomizers, which would be made available to agencies across Indiana.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price referred to medication-assisted treatment for addiction as “substituting one opioid for another.”
Activists say a new drug in Indiana is among the deadliest opioids authorities have seen.
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.
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.
The county health department will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and operate the program, which will consist of a mobile unit.
The Comprehensive Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act is designed to funnel funds to states for opioid addiction treatment.
Watch or listen to the documentary Finding the Fix: Heroin's Hold on the Heartland 8 p.m. Thursday night on WTIU and WFIU.