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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.

May 6, 2016

 

drugs

Man Arrested For Selling Heroin Cut With Fentanyl

Police arrested Michael Pinner Wednesday during a “Buy-bust” at the Martinsville Walmart.

May 2, 2016

 

The outbreak is tied to intravenous drug use of Opana.

Scott Co. Public Health Emergency, Needle Exchange Extended

Since February of 2015, 191 people have tested positive for HIV in Scott County.

April 27, 2016

 

Justin Phillips featured in the IndyStar

Indiana Woman One Of Ten To Receive White House Award

Justin Phillips has committed her time to advocating for awareness about heroin addiction and treatment since losing her son Aaron to a heroin overdose.

April 22, 2016

 

syringe

Wayne County Submits Syringe Exchange Proposal For Approval

If approved, the program would be the seventh request and the fifth approved syringe exchange in Indiana.

April 13, 2016

 

Syringes.

Wayne County Likely To Approve Needle Exchange Program

Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases, so health officials declared a public health emergency in October.

April 11, 2016

 

Naloxone

All Indiana University Police Departments To Get Naloxone

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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