A state law signed last year makes the opioid overdose reversal drug available to the public.
Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann says providing clean needles to drug addicts isn’t the right way to address increasing rates of HIV and Hepatitis C.
Pending state approval, Lawrence County will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and staff the mobile unit.
County data show 61 percent of new hepatitis C cases last year occurred in people who had injected drugs.
CARA hit a snag this week when democrats pushed for an extra $920 million in funding to pay for additional treatment for addicts. That request was unsuccessful.
Thomas Gorman outlined his group’s stance that marijuana legalization has had a negative impact on public health and safety in Colorado.
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.
The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012
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.
Probuphine will be added to the short list of opioid fighting medications.