Naloxone immediately halts the effects of an opioid overdose. But people still need a doctor’s prescription to get the drug.
U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with professionals working to stem the epidemic.
In the past week, there have been three suspected heroin overdoses in Bartholomew County.
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.
The proposed $1.1 billion plan includes $920 million for ‘cooperative agreements with states,’ which could include programs in Indiana.
The proposal includes $910 million for “cooperative agreements” with states to potentially lower the cost of treatment and increase its accessibility.
Sen. Jim Merritt is advancing bills to combat the state's ongoing drug epidemic.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller is granting $127,000 to train and equip law enforcement officers with the heroin overdose antidote naloxone.
Murthy said the state and country need to accelerate prescription-drug monitoring programs, options for addiction treatment and access to naloxone.
WFIU / WTIU News completed the final pilot recording of "Indiana Newsdesk" Friday. The show premieres this Friday at 6 p.m. on WTIU.