County data show 61 percent of new hepatitis C cases last year occurred in people who had injected drugs.
CARA hit a snag this week when democrats pushed for an extra $920 million in funding to pay for additional treatment for addicts. That request was unsuccessful.
Thomas Gorman outlined his group’s stance that marijuana legalization has had a negative impact on public health and safety in Colorado.
More than 50 Indiana police departments now carry the overdose antidote drug naloxone, but experts say addicts need more follow-up to address their addiction.
The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012
Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases. They will work with Centerstone and Reed Health regional hospital to fund and staff the program.
Probuphine will be added to the short list of opioid fighting medications.
From 2014 to 2015 Indiana saw a 7.5 percent decrease in prescriptions, making it the 11th highest in the U.S. and slightly above the national average.
The public showed overwhelming support for the syringe exchange proposal at a public meeting, prompting the commissioners to take an unplanned vote.
The bill establishes a task force to identify best practices for fighting the country’s opioid epidemic.