Since February of 2015, 191 people have tested positive for HIV in Scott County.
Justin Phillips has committed her time to advocating for awareness about heroin addiction and treatment since losing her son Aaron to a heroin overdose.
If approved, the program would be the seventh request and the fifth approved syringe exchange in Indiana.
Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases, so health officials declared a public health emergency in October.
The naloxone kits come at no cost to the university and will allow officers to immediately help those who overdose on opioids.
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Jeremy Coomes stole cocaine, meth, marijuana and other controlled substances that were seized by police.
Research shows opioid addiction usually begins with prescription abuse.
Ravenswood in Indianapolis held a community meeting to discuss how to deal with their growing heroin problem.
Donnelly says the legislation would provide programs to help establish best prescribing practices.