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.
Probuphine will be added to the short list of opioid fighting medications.
The public showed overwhelming support for the syringe exchange proposal at a public meeting, prompting the commissioners to take an unplanned vote.
The bill establishes a task force to identify best practices for fighting the country’s opioid epidemic.