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Syringe exchange programs spark drug prevention debate

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As lawmakers consider expanding access to syringe exchange programs, they’re having to weigh how the changes would impact both public health and drug prevention. House Bill 1438 would allow a county or city to enact its own syringe exchange program rather than seek approval from the state. “I believe […]

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Synthetic urine could soon be illegal

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Synthetic urine is causing problems for companies trying to drug testing employees. “We definitely see a lot of people using these products on a day to day basis,” Tiffany Ellefson, ‎vice president at Midwest Toxicology Services, said. The Midwest Toxicology Service, an organization based in Indianapolis, helps companies manage […]

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Bill to curb heroin epidemic heads to the House

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —A bill that would allow emergency medical service providers to hold drug users in the emergency room after receiving a dose of Narcan is on its way to the Indiana House. “I don’t want to hold someone against their will, but I also don’t want to see someone die,” Sen. […]

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