Opioids

Indiana gets $8.4M from feds to fight opioid epidemic

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A federal agency has awarded Indiana $8.4 million to help fight the opioid epidemic by boosting access to substance abuse treatment and mental health services.Read more

Cities now see more overdose deaths than rural areas

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U.S. drug overdose deaths, which have been concentrated in Appalachia and other rural areas for more than a dozen years, are back to being most common in big cities...Read more

'Hidden in Plain Sight' mock bedroom shows parents what to look for if they suspect addiction

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The mock bedroom is designed by first responders and aimed at saving lives.Read more


Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

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Companies that make and distribute opioids didn't abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription painkillers when they deemed them...Read more

Marion County sees drop in overdose deaths

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In 2017, there were 406 overdose deaths in Marion County. That number dropped to 361 in 2018 — an 11 percent decline.Read more

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

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U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.Read more

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

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Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated...Read more

Walgreens to provide drug disposal packets free to customers

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Walgreens is making it easier for customers to dispose of unused drugs safely.Read more

Report: Indiana opioid prescriptions fell by 35% since 2013

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A national report says opioid prescriptions in Indiana have decreased by 35.1 percent over five years.Read more


Opioid manufacturer in kickback scheme files for bankruptcy

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The company founder and four other former executives were convicted in Boston last month of running the bribery scheme. They face 20-year prison terms but are...Read more

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

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Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The "secret shoppers" were...Read more