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Madison County Commissioners vote to raise bridge fund levy by one cent in 2018
County engineer estimates $3 million to $4 million needs to be spent on its 217 bridges annually
Friday, July 21, 2017
Officials tour Porter County water park reported to have caused chemical burns
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Fayette County extends needle exchange program for another two years
The program is also making a difference in the cases of Hepatitis C within the county, head of local program says
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monroe County sheriff explains reasoning behind naloxone policy change
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Howard County on pace to nearly double 2016 overdose death statistics
"The drug epidemic continue to kill at an alarming rate statewide," coroner says
Monday, July 17, 2017
Gaps mar treatment of opioids in Allen County region, local health commissioner says
More family doctors and nurse practitioners are needed to identify and address addiction
Sunday, July 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Needle exchange solution demands collaboration
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A short history of the discovery and use of fluoride
Sunday, July 16, 2017
In some areas, fluoride debate rages
Alexandria debate shows adding fluoride to systems remains controversial
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Monroe County OD drug naloxone supply stable
Friday, July 14, 2017
Madison County Council divided on next step in needle exchange discussion
Health officer: Don't be first county to curtail program
Friday, July 14, 2017
Rare tick-borne illness discovered in Southern Indiana residents
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Daviess County Commissioners take qualified anti-needle exchange stance
With the growing opioid problem in the state, the General Assembly left program choice up to local counties.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Heroin recovery program in Lafayette could treat 500 people per day
The facility will accept commercial insurance, Medicaid and out-of-pocket payments, which typically range from $12 to $15 per day at the state's other centers
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lives depend upon answers to opioid addiction
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monroe County sheriff deputies directed not to use naloxone because of short supply
There is no plan to request more money from the Monroe County Council to replace the stock
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Much more help needed to fight Indiana opioid epidemic
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Meth, not heroin, still rules in some rural areas of Indiana
“Everyone here knows everyone, or is related, and there is a long meth tradition among drug users, and a fear of heroin," says deputy prosecutor
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Rate of Reid babies impacted by opioids continues rising
Monday, July 10, 2017
Morgan County working to stop drug traffic along Ind. 37, Ind. 67 and I-70
"The supply routes is the way we look at it, to stop the stuff from coming into the county,” says deputy sheriff
Monday, July 10, 2017
Drugs are killing us, says Indiana Recovery Alliance director
Health crisis is 'going to get worse before it gets better,' says Chris Albert
Monday, July 10, 2017
Effects of addiction ripple throughout Lawrence County and surrounding area
State designation allowed for a local syringe exchange program
Monday, July 10, 2017
Amid local calls to pull back on needle exchanges, state says they offer path to recovery
State health commissioners said the number of fatal overdoses have gone down in the counties with the exchange programs.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: 'First step' better than no step in working families discussion
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Construction zone: Reshaping the Indiana State University campus
Nearly $130 million in projects currently underway
Sunday, July 9, 2017
State adds up pain of health bill but won't release estimate of Medicaid losses
Indiana wouldn't commit to releasing the data before a final vote on Senate health care bill
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Anderson Center uses addiction implant on first opioid patient
Probuphine is an implant that gives the patient a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine over six months
Saturday, July 8, 2017
NWI meth lab busts sparse amid heroin epidemic, police say
Friday, July 7, 2017
'Hit of Hell': Heroin documentary produced by Harrison County prosecutor
Friday, July 7, 2017
Bloomington taking measures to improve downtown, combat overdoses, homelessness
Officials also publicly acknowledged the city has seen an influx of people seeking services in Bloomington who have been sent here from counties and cities across the state
Friday, July 7, 2017
Hoosier sheriffs want state help with jail issues: overcrowding, mental health issues
"We need to find funding to build places and staff it accordingly for people that are acutely mentally ill,” Madison County sheriff says
Friday, July 7, 2017
$18 million medical facility planned for Portage gets backing from City Council
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Indiana abortions declined 8.5 percent in 2016
Married women comprised 11.6 percent of the abortion tally; thosen who previously had given birth to one or more children accounted for 61.6 percent
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Eli Lilly is giving $52 million to Purdue for pharmaceutical research
The partnership is the most recent in a series of comprehensive collaborations between the university and private companies
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Opioid treatment center planned for Bloomington, opening by summer 2018
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Governor announces five more opioid treatment centers in Indiana
Locations in Allen, Johnson, Monroe, Tippecanoe and Vigo counties join 14 existing ones
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Investing in the future: New Indiana laws that help our kids
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Miami County approves program to distribute free naloxone
County health department will distribute overdose-reversing drug, educate on drug-treatment options
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
COMMENTARY: States with legal pot offer Indiana a cautionary tale
Monday, July 3, 2017
Time's ticking on Tippecanoe County's stalled needle exchange
Everyone agrees that there’s no perfect location. But who will take the first deep breath and give ground to deal with a growing health crisis?
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Bloomington police respond to at least 15 overdoses Friday
Surpasses an earlier record of 10 overdose cases, including one death, reported on June 22
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Fort Wayne doctors abandon bid for Lutheran Health Network
Friday, June 30, 2017
Daviess County resolutions against needle exchange receive qualified support
Local police and the prosecutor have all backed the resolution to not offer needle exchanges
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Southern Indiana professionals talk young talent acquisition, retention
"The companies that are having the most success with retention... are investing more time in guiding their employees to career pathways"
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Madison County Health Board removes 'cooker' from needle exchange program
Had come under fire from Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings and members of the Madison County Council
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Award-winning medical device company settles into Jeffersonville
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Waves of overdoses just keep coming in Bloomington
Police, medics respond to 9 overdoses over weekend along Kirkwood Avenue
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Residents question West Calumet Housing Complex demolition plan
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Holcomb keeping eye on federal health negotiations
Indiana Hospital Association opposes repeal of key provisions of Affordable Care Act
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
COMMENTARY: Will lawmakers follow governors' health care lead?
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
OPINION: National political fight on health care could land real punches on local lives
Monday, June 26, 2017
Anderson in national program to improve health
It's one of 10 cities selected by EPA to create health districts
Monday, June 26, 2017
OPINION: Government aid to individuals
Eye on the pie
Monday, June 26, 2017
Porter County offering inmates relief from their addictions
Sunday, June 25, 2017
More than 250 new Indiana laws take effect July 1
Included are efforts to tackle opioid crisis, domestic violence
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Opioid used to tranquilize elephants blamed for Fayette County Jail inmates' deaths
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Elkhart General Hospital merging departments, will reassign all nursing staff affected
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hancock County gets a shot at success in drug abuse battles
State program offers reimbursement as local leaders vote in favor of paying for injections to reduce heroin cravings
Saturday, June 24, 2017
1 dead, 10 people sent to hospital after overdosing on heroin, synthetic marijuana
This week’s overdose victims appear to have consumed one of two types of drugs, either an opioid or a synthetic marijuana
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Michigan City mayor wants to continue positive momentum
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Peru mayor touts clean up efforts during State of the City address
The most visible clean up came through the demolition of 40 dilapidated homes and two crumbling buildings on South Broadway
Thursday, June 22, 2017
St. Vincent Kokomo dodges major layoffs
111 workers in total set to be terminated at 5 facilities, but only two locally
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Anthem, MDwise pulling out of Indiana health insurance exchanges
They represent about 77,000 members who must now find other health plans
Wednesday, June 21, 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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