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Hospital ERs are in the trenches of the heroin epidemic in Hendricks County
“Even if you don’t die and you get narcan, it may be too late to save a good part of the brain,” doctor says
Sunday, August 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Madison County Council shouldn't have nixed needle exchange
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Still in crisis: Opioid, other Madison County drug use appears to remain steady
Sheriff Scott Mellinger said he doesn’t think anyone actually knows precisely how many people are addicted to drugs in the county
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Vacant Lafayette hospital transformed into new $15 million Franciscan Education Center
Friday, August 18, 2017
Alzheimer's assisted-living facility to close in Anderson after 17 years
Medicaid rule change forces closure of Monticello House
Thursday, August 17, 2017
With a needle exchange, how do Clark County officials enforce syringe laws?
Members are able to exchange used syringes for clean ones, get HIV and Hepatitis C testing and health and treatment counseling, if they choose
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
COMMENTARY: Let tired Hoosier teens sleep
Monday, August 14, 2017
Does school start too early in Indiana?
“In an ideal world — yes, high school should start later,” Jasper pediatrician says, but  “from a logistical standpoint, I don’t know if it’s feasible, really”
Monday, August 14, 2017
Job, business growth faces a catch-22 situation in Grant County
Businesses searching for a better-skilled workforce
Monday, August 14, 2017
Local government, healthcare join forces on addiction in Wabash County
New committee will examine treatment access, post-incarceration issues
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Clark County Commissioners renew syringe exchange for one year
Officials hope to increase rate of returned syringes
Saturday, August 12, 2017
IU trustees approve design of new hospital, health sciences building
The design calls for one unified building, with 620,000 square feet dedicated to the hospital and 115,000 square feet for the academic portion.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Southern Indiana Development Commission outlines its 2018 goals for five counties
One is to retain or replace jobs lost from the downturn of the mining industry
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Boone County Council considers needle exchange
Pubic health nurse said her research did not find evidence that a needle exchange leads to an increase in the drug user population
Friday, August 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Needle exchange programs need funding
Friday, August 11, 2017
What's next for Madison County needle exchange program?
Commissioner says County Council overstepped authority
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Monroe County turned to nonprofit agency for help to run needle exchange program
Sheriff concerned about needles being found in community
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Madison County Council votes 5-2 to end needle exchange program
Ordinance prohibits use of county funds or donations
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Evansville unveils a digital approach to tackling drug abuse
Provides details about substance use and mental health, tips for preventing substance abuse and links to local health providers and support groups
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: What's really happening to Affordable Care Act
Saturday, August 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: Proposed federal law provides hope for some terminally ill
Friday, August 4, 2017
Drug education, treatment go to top of priority list in Madison County
Friday, August 4, 2017
Madison County needle program modified to true "one-for-one" exchange
Health board agreed to return the “cooker” to the kits being distributed
Friday, August 4, 2017
Gov. Holcomb discusses Sunday alcohol ban, drug epidemic
“To me it’s an issue of caring for people, and making sure they’re getting the treatment they need," he says of opioid treatment plans
Thursday, August 3, 2017
South Bend medical community, law enforcement partner against opioid epidemic
Last year in Indiana there were 109 opioid prescriptions written for every 100 patients, area surgeon says
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Peru VA clinic set for major expansion project next year for more healthcare services
Kokomo also being considered to house some kind of VA facility
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs a healthier workforce
Monday, July 31, 2017
Is Lafayette's addiction crisis too big to fix?
In 2014, Tippecanoe and surrounding counties were designated mental health professional shortage areas
Monday, July 31, 2017
IUPUI researchers' device could change future of testing for illicit drugs
Spice and K2 do not show up in regular urine drug screenings, and people continue to overdose on them
Monday, July 31, 2017
Peru VA clinic workers fired following investigation
Area vets outraged by terminations; official calls fired workers VA "scapegoats"
Sunday, July 30, 2017
The other victims of opioid epidemic: kids
Substance abuse drives increase in child-in-need cases
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Mishawaka slaying shows tough balance doctors face with opioid prescriptions
Pressures rise in prescribing of pain killers
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Tippecanoe County court's clogged docket just another sign of opioid addiction
Prosecutor sees low-level felony drug charges for spice, heroin and other opioids as only contributing to the addiction problem, not helping
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Monroe County Jail overcrowding blamed on opioid cases
Many inmates have been housed here even though they have warrants in other counties or states, immigration holds or parole violations
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Indiana launches tax-advantaged savings program for disabled Hoosiers
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Good Samaritan Hospital expanding Vincennes campus footprint
'No pleasure' found in June 2017 financial report
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Autopsies because of drug overdoses lead to budget woes for Wabash County coroner
Sheriff asks for more money because  of housing inmates outside of local jail
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Deaconess Health System to target prescription drug abuse
Will integrate prescription drug monitoring into electronic health records
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Madison County community officials talk about benefits of larger health network
Indianapolis based health care providers suggest potential benefits
Thursday, March 14, 2002






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