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February 6, 2018

 

The contamination didn't lead to any major medical issues.

Drug Exposure At Indiana Jail Sends 24 To Hospital

More than 20 people who were near the contaminated area of the northeastern Indiana jail went to the hospital.

December 27, 2017

 

Brittany Combs of Scottsburg, Indiana an employ of the Scott County Health Department makes her weekly stop with the mobile unit at Jerry Penningtons home in Austin, Indiana to exchange needles. Jerry is apart of of the needle exchange program, the program sees new users sign up weekly.Brittany Combs of Scottsburg, an employee of the Scott County Health Department, makes her weekly stop with the mobile unit at Jerry Pennington's home in Austin, Indiana to exchange needles.

Indiana Law Makes Harm Reduction For Addiction A Yearly Battle

Indiana legalized syringe exchanges to prevent the spread of HIV & hepatitis C. But counties have to re-approve them every two years to keep operating.

December 26, 2017

 

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Monroe Co. First Responders Administer Naloxone To 15-Year-Old

The Monroe County Sheriff says first responders administered the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone to a 15-year-old girl early Tuesday morning.

December 12, 2017

 

The number of children in foster care in Indiana rose significantly this year, and the state is looking for more foster parents.

Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System As Kids Pried From Homes

Indiana is among the states with the biggest one-year increase in its foster care population.

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 15, 2017

 

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Opioids Impact Indiana’s Infant Mortality Rate

Indiana's infant mortality rate continues to rise and is linked to substance use disorders.

November 9, 2017

 

James Trimnell (left) and Nathaniel Walmsley are charged with felony murder in connection with the overdose death of Rachel Walmsley.

Two Men Charged With Felony Murder For Overdose Death

The Ripley County prosecutor’s office is charging two men with felony murder for the July drug overdose death of a woman.

October 20, 2017

 

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Brown Co. Schools ‘Get Real’ About Addiction After Overdose Deaths

The Brown County school district and the sheriff's department are partnering in an attempt to stop students from trying meth, heroin or other drugs.

September 28, 2017

 

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Prevention, Recovery Focus Of South Central Indiana Opioid Summit

The event focused on different aspects of addressing the opioid crisis, including through harm reduction and law enforcement.

August 23, 2017

 

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Nearly 50 Nabbed In Suburban Indianapolis Drug-Dealing Sweep

Law enforcement agencies in Johnson County conducted the sweep that began Wednesday morning and had netted 49 suspects by early afternoon.

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