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Heroin antidote bill passes House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A drug that can reverse a heroin overdose would become more readily available to the friends and families of addicts under legislation that passed the House unanimously Tuesday. Senate Bill 406 now moves back to the Senate, which has approved a similar version of the legislation. The Senate will […]

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Bill to give immunity to volunteer docs, nurses moves back to House

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that gives civil immunity to volunteer healthcare providers. House Bill 1145, authored by Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis, is meant to encourage doctors, nurses and other providers to volunteer their services. The bill does not give civil immunity for events that may occur […]

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Needle exchange legislation passes House

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow needle exchange programs across Indiana passed the House on Tuesday and is headed back to the Senate which hasn’t considered that provision of the legislation. Senate Bill 461 – sponsored by Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany – would lower the legal barriers for providing needles to […]

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Senate sends e-liquids bill back to House, legislation is just steps from law

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that places new security requirements on e-liquid producers and bans retailers from selling them to minors. House Bill 1432, authored by Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, defines e-liquid as a substance that is vaporized and inhaled by vapor pens. The bill would […]

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Senate passes bill to study ‘baby boxes’

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to study whether to give Hoosiers who don’t want to keep their babies another avenue for dropping them off at health care facilities and firehouses. House Bill 1016, authored by Rep. Casey Cox, R-Fort Wayne, would require the Commission on Improving the […]

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Video & story: Pence orders limited needle exchange to stem Scott County HIV outbreak

Scott County has the green light to administer a needle exchange program from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Scott County officials now have the authority to administer a needle exchange program to help fight the recent HIV outbreak in Southern Indiana. “I do not enter into this lightly,” Gov. Mike Pence […]

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Pence set to declare emergency in Scott County HIV cases

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – All eyes are on Scott County as Gov. Mike Pence is set to declare a public health emergency to battle a recent HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users there. The move could give the Pence administration more power to take action in Southern Indiana, which now has 72 confirmed […]

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Gov. Pence signs right-to-try bill into law

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Terminally ill patients who have run out of FDA-approved options can now turn to treatments and medicines in the testing phase. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1065, more commonly known as a right-to-try bill, into law on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R- […]

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Right-to-try bill headed to Pence, provides dying patients access to experimental drugs

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Legislation to provide terminally ill patients with access to experimental drugs heads to the governor after it received final approval in the House on Thursday. Authored by state Rep. Wes Culver, R-Goshen, House Bill 1065 would let patients with limited time to live obtain medicines that have not yet reached […]

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Video & story: The e-liquid regulations bill moves on

E-liquids bill heads to Senate after four committee hearings from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Despite the requests of some who testified Wednesday, the Senate Public Policy Committee voted to move a bill to the Senate that would add more regulations to the e-liquid industry. The liquids, often referred to as “e-liquids,” […]

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