One in seven umbilical cords tested positive for opiate exposure, according to a study from the Indiana Department of Health.
The report is one of the first to take a comprehensive look at the rise in vaping among teens.
Authorities say 30 guards and a nurse at a Fort Wayne jail have gone to hospitals for medical evaluation after exposure to an undetermined opioid substance.
More than two million Americans are addicted to opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers.
An annual survey of Indiana teens finds the use of tobacco, vapor, alcohol and drug use on the decline.
The film has been viewed nearly 40,000 times since it was posted online in May.
Researchers at Purdue are optimistic that the findings could help relieve opioid abuse.
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.
In the first two months of this year, there have been three confirmed fatal doses of such drugs.
Syringe exchange programs still face significant opposition from some officials, and funding the programs remains the largest barrier.