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March 31, 2016

 

Clyde Polly says people have injected the opioid painkiller Opana at his home in Austin, Ind.

Inside A Small House At The Heart Of Indiana’s Opioid Crisis

A story from NPR's new podcast Embedded, which digs deep into the stories behind the news.

March 31, 2016

 

Police Car Lights

Former Columbus Police Officer Arrested For Stealing Drugs

Jeremy Coomes stole cocaine, meth, marijuana and other controlled substances that were seized by police.

March 23, 2016

 

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Indiana.

FDA Adds Enhanced Warnings For Prescription Opiates

Research shows opioid addiction usually begins with prescription abuse.

March 17, 2016

 

heroin community meeting

Community In Heroin Crisis: ‘We’re Not In Kansas Anymore.’

Ravenswood in Indianapolis held a community meeting to discuss how to deal with their growing heroin problem.

March 10, 2016

 

Sen. Donnelly in Bloomington, Indiana in March, 2016.

Sen. Donnelly Working On Legislation To Combat Opioid Abuse

Donnelly says the legislation would provide programs to help establish best prescribing practices.

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.

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