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Indiana joins nationwide lawsuit against generic drug makers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana has joined 43 states in a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers, accusing them of conspiring to inflate and manipulate drug prices. The lawsuit also says the drug companies reduced competition for more than 100 different generic drugs by engaging in a coordinated and […]

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Holcomb signs gaming expansion bill, new measure for carbon dioxide storage in Terre Haute

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the last three bills of the 2019 legislative session Wednesday, including a massive expansion of gambling and a plan to allow corporations to store carbon dioxide emissions underground. Early Wednesday, the last day for legislation to be signed, vetoed or allowed to become law without Holcomb’s […]

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ACLU challenging state over abortion law

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s newest anti-abortion legislation is facing a legal challenge in federal court, less than a day after Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the measure into law. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Thursday challenging House Enrolled Act 1211, which bans a form of a second trimester […]

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Hoosiers rally for tobacco tax increase

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Most people wake up in the morning to brush their teeth, but Jeffrey Slinker has to put his teeth in because 25 years of smoking cost him part of his jaw and all of his teeth. The ex-smoker, whose cancer was successfully treated with chemotherapy, now travels across the country visiting […]

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Senate committee votes to ban second trimester abortion procedure

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information. By Victoria Ratliff TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would largely ban a controversial second trimester abortion procedure advanced out of a Senate committee Wednesday following a contentious three-hour hearing. House Bill 1211 bans a type of abortion referred to as dilation and evacuation (D&E), which is most […]

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Senate committee says yes to studying prescription drug prices

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After Sa’Ra Skipper, a Type 1 diabetic, turned 18, she couldn’t continue to afford the high-priced drug she needed to live.  Skipper was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 5 years old. In college, after being rejected numerous times for Medicaid coverage, she was desperate to make her insulin, […]

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Pregnant teens can consent to medical care under House bill

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Weeks after the Indiana Senate rejected a similar bill, the Indiana House voted unanimously Tuesday for a measure that lets pregnant teenagers give consent to receive medical care. Unlike the bill that died in the Senate, House Bill 1547 included a provision requiring medical providers to make a reasonable attempt to […]

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Committee approves ban on controversial second-trimester abortion method

By Erica Irish  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Days after lawmakers listened to hours of testimony on a bill to forbid a controversial abortion procedure in the second trimester, members of the House Public Policy committee settled the discussion in less than 20 minutes Monday with a vote to advance the measure.  At a hearing on Feb. 13, the […]

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House bill would prohibit a form of second-trimester abortions

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The House Public Policy Committee withheld voting on a controversial bill that would limit second trimester abortions after hours of heated debate that dragged into the evening Wednesday. House Bill 1211 would make performing dismemberment abortions on a living fetus during or after the second trimester a level 5 […]

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Legislators discuss clear classifications for Indiana hospitals

By Bryan Wells TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Hospitals would come with more specific labels describing their services under a bill debated Wednesday by a Senate committee. Senate Bill 575, authored by Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, would require the state Department of Health to label hospitals with specific classifications, such as general acute hospitals, specialty acute hospitals and […]

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