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June 23, 2016

 

Marijuana

Advocate To Drug Task Force: Legalizing Marijuana Is Harmful

Thomas Gorman outlined his group’s stance that marijuana legalization has had a negative impact on public health and safety in Colorado.

June 21, 2016

 

Naloxone

IUPUI Prof: Follow-Up Needed After Overdose Interventions

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.

June 6, 2016

 

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Drug Abuse Blamed For Large Increase In Kids Removed By DCS

The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012

June 3, 2016

 

Indiana State Department of Health identified Hepatitis  C as a primary predictor in Scott County, where Indiana HIV outbreak happened.

State Approves Fifth Syringe Exchange In Wayne County

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.

May 31, 2016

 

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FDA Approves New Implanted Medication For Opioid Addiction

Probuphine will be added to the short list of opioid fighting medications.

May 30, 2016

 

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Indiana Opioid Prescriptions Drop For First Time Ever

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.

May 17, 2016

 

The outbreak is tied to intravenous drug use of Opana.

Allen County Becomes Eighth To Approve Needle Exchange

The public showed overwhelming support for the syringe exchange proposal at a public meeting, prompting the commissioners to take an unplanned vote.

May 12, 2016

 

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Indiana Rep. Passes Federal Bill To Fight Opioid Epidemic

The bill establishes a task force to identify best practices for fighting the country’s opioid epidemic.

May 11, 2016

 

Acute Hep C cases

Hepatitis C Epidemic Highlights State’s Drug Use Problem

Overdose deaths have also increased with acute hepatitis cases.

May 9, 2016

 

The number and rate of hepatitis C infections had been on the decline in Indiana until 2014, according to numbers from the Indiana Department of Health.

Hep C Increases In Indiana, Deaths Lag Behind U.S. Average

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.

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