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August 11, 2016

 

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Community Health Network Connects The Public With Naloxone

A state law signed last year makes the opioid overdose reversal drug available to the public.

July 29, 2016

 

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Howard Co. Prosecutor Opposes Needle Exchange Proposal

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.

July 27, 2016

 

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Lawrence County Asks State For Syringe Exchange Program

Pending state approval, Lawrence County will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and staff the mobile unit.

July 12, 2016

 

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Syringe Exchange On Horizon As Tipp. Co. Hep-C Cases Rise

County data show 61 percent of new hepatitis C cases last year occurred in people who had injected drugs.

July 8, 2016

 

Zoeller says the federal government helped create the problem, and needs to help pay its way out of it.

Federal Opioid Addiction Treatment Funding In Jeopardy

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.

June 23, 2016

 

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Advocate To Drug Task Force: Legalizing Marijuana Is Harmful

Thomas Gorman outlined his group’s stance that marijuana legalization has had a negative impact on public health and safety in Colorado.

June 21, 2016

 

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IUPUI Prof: Follow-Up Needed After Overdose Interventions

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.

June 6, 2016

 

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Drug Abuse Blamed For Large Increase In Kids Removed By DCS

The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012

June 3, 2016

 

Indiana State Department of Health identified Hepatitis  C as a primary predictor in Scott County, where Indiana HIV outbreak happened.

State Approves Fifth Syringe Exchange In Wayne County

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.

May 31, 2016

 

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FDA Approves New Implanted Medication For Opioid Addiction

Probuphine will be added to the short list of opioid fighting medications.

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