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January 17, 2018

 

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Pain Medication Missing At New Castle Correctional Facility

The Indiana Department of Correction says more than 8,000 doses of a frequently abused pain medication are missing from an eastern Indiana prison.

December 15, 2017

 

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Report: Teen Drug Use Is Down Nationally And In Indiana

The report is one of the first to take a comprehensive look at the rise in vaping among teens.

December 12, 2017

 

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Monroe Co. Commissioners Approve Needle Exchange For Two Years

Monroe County commissioners are the first to offer a two-year contract to a needle exchange program after a change in state law this year.

December 4, 2017

 

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Tippecanoe County Approves Needle Exchanges For Another Year

The Tippecanoe County commissioners have voted 2-1 to reauthorize the county health department's syringe exchange program for another year.

November 14, 2017

 

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Terre Haute, Indy Join Cities Suing Opioid Distributors

Along with Indianapolis, Muncie and Scott County, Terre Haute is alleging that pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the ongoing opioid epidemic.

October 11, 2017

 

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State Studying Barriers To Addiction Treatment Instead Of Prison

A lack of qualified professionals tops the list of barriers to treatment in Indiana communities.

October 10, 2017

 

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Nonprofit Group May Resume Indiana County’s Needle Exchange

The Madison County Health Department's attempt follows the County Council's August vote to prohibit county funds or donations from supporting the program.

October 9, 2017

 

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Indiana County Sees Increase In Overdose Deaths

55 people have died from overdoses in Vanderburgh County so far this year, compared to last year's overall total of 50 deaths.

October 6, 2017

 

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Indianapolis To Sue Drug Companies That Make Opioids

The city of Indianapolis is set to become the latest municipality to sue pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the nation's opioid abuse crisis.

September 12, 2017

 

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Scott Co Files Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals

The lawsuit alleges drugs made by the manufacturers contributed to the county's ongoing opioid epidemic.

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