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June 30, 2017

 

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Statewide Order To Remove Naloxone Barriers Renewed

The order means Hoosiers can continue to get opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription.

June 28, 2017

 

Governor Eric Holcomb ceremonially signs four drug addiction treatment bills at Richmond State Hospital, surrounded by hospital staff.

Gov. Signs Bills, Talks Drug Addiction At Richmond Hospital

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.

May 29, 2017

 

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can be administered to a person experiencing an overdoes through the nose.

Indiana Wants To Buy Thousands Of Opioid Antidote Drug Doses

The state wants to buy 2,700 naloxone syringes and 5,400 nasal atomizers, which would be made available to agencies across Indiana.

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

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