The funds are part of a $95 million initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services distributing funds to federally-recognized clinics.
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.
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.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller is granting $127,000 to train and equip law enforcement officers with the heroin overdose antidote naloxone.
The proposed legislation requires all recipients of welfare dollars to take a written test that determines if they’re likely to abuse drugs.
The bug was recently found on the ISU campus, but university officials say they have a plan combat the ash borer.
An Indiana University professor says a new, cheaper synthetic version of malaria medication can be manufactured in a lab.