Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senator wants to expand national efforts to address infectious diseases caused by substance abuse disorders.
One in seven umbilical cords tested positive for opiate exposure, according to a study from the Indiana Department of Health.
Tippecanoe County is one of four in the state selected to start a data-collecting pilot program on drug overdose deaths.
Funding to help schools in central Indiana develop substance abuse prevention programs is available.
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.
Along with Indianapolis, Muncie and Scott County, Terre Haute is alleging that pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the ongoing opioid epidemic.
The number of children entering the foster system continues to grow in part because of the opioid epidemic.
The state's syringe exchange law is mentioned as a best practice for reducing opioid deaths.
A lack of qualified professionals tops the list of barriers to treatment in Indiana communities.
A grant coming to Indiana from the federal government allocates more money to treating opioid abuse than in previous years.