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Sarah Fentem

Sarah Fentem is a reporter and producer for WFIU/WTIU News. She is currently completing her master's degree in journalism at Indiana University. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic and the Chicago Tribune.

Recent Posts by Sarah Fentem

April 17, 2017


Lilly Reels After FDA Rejection But ‘Development Drought’ Unlikely

Eli Lilly stock fell 4 percent Monday, but health analysts say there's no immediate cause for concern.

April 17, 2017


Pilot Programs Would Expand Involuntary Treatment For Drug Users

Indiana lawmakers are proposing a pilot program that looks to expand mental health treatment for opioid-addicted Hoosiers.

April 6, 2017


Needle Exchange Bill Heads To Holcomb After Senate OK

The bill allows counties and municipalities to create syringe exchange programs without state approval.

March 31, 2017


Researchers Aim To Test Portable Bone Lead Scanner In East Chicago

Bone lead X-ray tests are more effective than other methods, but only three machines in the country can perform them – including one at Purdue University.

March 30, 2017


Advocates: Amendments To Syringe Exchange Bill Pose Threat

The amendments limit the number of needles a program can give out and stipulate programs must collect more data about their members, among other things.

March 27, 2017


IU Study Opens Up Discussion About Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

The study's author says he’d like to see hearing aids made available over-the-counter in the same way eyeglasses are.

March 23, 2017


Treatment ‘Silos,’ Needle Exchange Bill Edges Forward

A bill that would give counties the ability to set up needle exchanges without first getting state approval is one step closer to becoming law.

March 17, 2017


Indiana Researchers Warily Eye Prospective NIH Funding Cuts

NIH money funded Purdue’s groundbreaking mapping of the physical structure of the Zika virus and research at IUPUI into behavioral oncology.

March 16, 2017


Bill Would Lift Savings Limit For Food Stamp Recipients

Some lawmakers are also concerned about the lack of regulation on what SNAP can be used to purchase.

March 14, 2017


Republicans’ ACA Repeal Could Threaten Coverage For Hoosiers

A report from the Congressional Budget Office predicts 24 million people will lose insurance coverage if the proposed ACA replacement passes.

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