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Daily Local News – May 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are working with the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge Indiana’s newest abortion law; The Indiana Department of Health has released a report on Opioid abuse throughout the state; The Bloomington City Council  approved a request to amend a planned unit development; A group of Indiana prosecutors continued their campaign seeking to dissuade the …

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Study: Opioid Epidemic May Be Larger Than Once Thought

A recent study from researchers at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI indicates the opioid epidemic may be even larger than we thought. The study, published recently in the Journal of Urban Health, looked at opioid-related overdose deaths in Marion County from 2010 to 2015. The study showed decreases in deaths due to prescription opiates, but increases …

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Daily Local News – March 27, 2017

The city of Bloomington has finished its six-day series of meetings about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land; A group of Bloomington residents demanded that a landlord cancel debt for a tenant who they say rented a rat-infested apartment; Indiana Doctors are likely to be limited to prescribing a 7-day supply of opioid painkillers to …

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New State Drug Official Talks Treatment, Needle Exchange, Criminalization

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb recently created a new position in state government: the executive director for substance abuse, prevention and enforcement. The position is responsible, in part, for responding to the opioid epidemic that has spread across the state and the country. Holcomb appointed the former CEO of Goodwill Industries Foundation of Central Indiana, Jim McClelland, to fill the role. …

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