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March 9, 2016

 

Heroin syringe

Overdose Intervention Drug Measure Advances To Governor

Naloxone immediately halts the effects of an opioid overdose. But people still need a doctor’s prescription to get the drug.

March 8, 2016

 

Susan Brooks at a Child Advocates event on March 7, 2016.

Leaders Work To Lessen Impact Of Opioid Abuse On Kids

U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with professionals working to stem the epidemic.

March 6, 2016

 

Heroin confiscated from the Indiana streets

DEA Cracks Down On Opiate Distribution In Bartholomew County

In the past week, there have been three suspected heroin overdoses in Bartholomew County.

February 23, 2016

 

Naloxone

Walgreens Offers Opioid Overdose Drug Without Prescription

Stores in Ohio and Indiana will now sell the drug over-the-counter. Walgreens has made a commitment to do the same in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

February 16, 2016

 

Attorney General Greg Zoeller meets with Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli in Washington, D.C., days after a new federal proposal was announced to increase funding for opioid addiction treatment.

Zoeller Wants More Federal Funds For Opioid Abuse Treatment

The proposed $1.1 billion plan includes $920 million for ‘cooperative agreements with states,’ which could include programs in Indiana.

February 7, 2016

 

Heroin and paraphernalia used to cook, prepare and inject heroin, confiscated in Indiana.

$1 Billion Opioid Abuse Treatment Plan Could Include Indiana

The proposal includes $910 million for “cooperative agreements” with states to potentially lower the cost of treatment and increase its accessibility.

January 12, 2016

 

Jim Merritt and Dawn Finbloom

Sen. Merritt Proposes New Bills To Tackle Drug Epidemic

Sen. Jim Merritt is advancing bills to combat the state's ongoing drug epidemic.

January 8, 2016

 

Nalone Announcement

Indiana Attorney General Plans To Distribute Naloxone

Attorney General Greg Zoeller is granting $127,000 to train and equip law enforcement officers with the heroin overdose antidote naloxone.

October 30, 2015

 

Boiling up heroin

Surgeon General: Much To Be Done To Address Opioid Addiction

Murthy said the state and country need to accelerate prescription-drug monitoring programs, options for addiction treatment and access to naloxone.

September 23, 2013

 

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Take A Sneak Peek Of “Indiana Newsdesk”

WFIU / WTIU News completed the final pilot recording of "Indiana Newsdesk" Friday. The show premieres this Friday at 6 p.m. on WTIU.

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