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Posts tagged state health commissioner

February 5, 2018


Lawmaker Works To Enforce Lead Testing For Children On Medicaid

An Indiana lawmaker says she plans to continue fighting for legislation that would make it easier to identify lead poisoning in children.

January 18, 2018


Lawmakers Move On Bill Requiring Mandatory Drug Database Checks

Fourteen states currently require both physicians and pharmacists to check someone’s drug history, but Indiana isn’t one of them.

August 2, 2017


Jerome Adams: Science Not Always Enough To Motivate Change

Surgeon General Nominee Jerome Adams was asked a lot about Indiana's HIV outbreak during his confirmation hearing Tuesday.

May 1, 2014


How Indiana Plans To Increase Infant Vaccinations

Indiana ranks in the bottom half of states for on-time infant vaccinations.

March 6, 2013


Legislators Change Proposed Cap On Medical Drug Purchases

Proposed legislation would impose a yearly cap that limits how much ephedrine and pseudoephedrine a person can purchase.

June 9, 2011


Drs. Urged To Save Low-Income Vaccines For Those In Need

Many physicians have been sending insured patients to public health clinics, which receive government funded vaccines.

December 23, 2010


Indiana Reports First Influenza Death of 2010-2011

Health officials are reporting the first influenza death in Indiana this flu season.

November 23, 2010


State Experiencing Whooping Cough Outbreak

State health officials say Indiana is experiencing its largest outbreak of whooping cough, including two infant deaths, since 1959.

October 8, 2010


October Marks Start of Flu Season

October marks the start of flu season in Indiana and health officials say while H1N1 may not be an issue, the flu still is.

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