Indiana is one of 14 states with significant drug overdose death rate increases from 2013 to 2014.
The new Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center will be built in Indianapolis.
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.
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.
Doctors can now prescribe the opioid addiction treatment drug buprenorphine to up to 275 patients each year.
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.
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.