Naloxone immediately halts the effects of an opioid overdose. But people still need a doctor’s prescription to get the drug.
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.
Many pharmacies across the state are not stocking the heroin overdose drug naloxone.
In just the past month alone, 15 people have died from heroin overdoses in Hamilton County.
Parts of Indiana have witnessed an increasing number of heroin overdoses in recent months.
A new report from Trust of America's Health measures fatal injury rates across the country.
A graduate of Indiana State University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program made it her doctorial project to train police officers on the usage of Narcan.
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Howard County Coroner Jay Price says heroin overdoses have killed 11 individuals so far this year. Pending toxicology tests could raise that number to 17.