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August 8, 2018


Indiana Reports 1st Human West Nile Virus Case Of 2018

Health officials say they expect to continue to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state.

August 8, 2018


Zoning Board Continues Hearing For Greencastle Detox Facility

The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals voted to continue the hearing on the exemption request for a proposed drug detox facility in Greencastle.

August 7, 2018


Two State Agencies Add New Chief Medical Officers

Two Indiana agencies named new chief medical officers, or CMOs, to lead efforts to improve the health of Hoosiers.  

August 7, 2018


Donnelly Touts Drug Enforcement, Treatment Efforts

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) Tuesday touted drug enforcement funding he’s helped secure for Indiana law enforcement agencies. 

August 7, 2018


Central Indiana Schools Receive Funds For Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

More than $10 million will go to schools in Marion County to establish substance abuse prevention programs. The grants will support evidence-based prevention as well as social and emotional learning.

August 7, 2018


Zoning Board To Hear Request For Greencastle Detox Facility

Bloomington-based Indiana Center For Recovery is seeking a special exemption to convert a former assisted living facility into a short-term “in-patient medical detox facility."

August 6, 2018


Hepatitis A Vaccine Required For More Students This Year

This year, all sixth and 12th graders are required to have a Hepatitis A vaccination on the books before coming to school. It’s a new requirement from the state in response to an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

August 6, 2018


Anti-Abortion Groups Pressure Donnelly On Supreme Court Vote

Anti-abortion groups want to put pressure on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) to vote for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

August 6, 2018


New Indiana Law Could Help Hold Down Prescription Drug Costs

The law that took effect July 1 allows pharmacies and pharmacists to provide patients with information about their cost options for prescriptions.

August 6, 2018


Rep. Brooks Focuses On Biodefense, Public Health

The measure prepares the country for emergencies that include infectious disease, natural disasters, and chemical and biological attacks.

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