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Pence creates a task force to address the state’s growing drug abuse epidemic

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced the creation of a drug task force Tuesday to address the state’s growing epidemic of substance abuse. “We’ve created the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention because it is time to take a holistic and collaborative approach to addressing substance abuse and its […]

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Committee talks making fresh food more accessible in “food deserts”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Robin Shackleford, D-Indianapolis, proposed an amendment Tuesday to a bill that might offer some relief to areas suffering from food deserts. A food desert is an area lacking convenient access to grocery stores or food markets that carry milk and fresh fruits and vegetables. People living in so-called […]

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More than a dozen counties are considering needle exchange

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Three Indiana counties – Scott, Madison and Fayette – are taking advantage of needle exchange programs and more than a dozen others are looking to add their names to the list. “I think it’s safe to say that these communities as they move forward they represent a new generation […]

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Not everything at the fair starts with “deep-fried”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Fairgoers usually show up for the fried delicacies and high calorie foods but the State Fair tries caters to everyone, including those looking for healthier options than a deep fried doughnut burger. It might be difficult to surpass the deep fried Oreos and funnel cakes but surrounded by these unhealthy […]

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Democrats call for detailed timeline on HIV outbreak

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats are calling on Gov. Mike Pence and the state Department of Health for more information on the timeline of the state’s HIV outbreak. The Indiana Democratic Party sent a letter to Pence Monday requesting a release of documents. In the release, Democrats say 65 days passed between the […]

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Planned Parenthood facilities of Indiana and Kentucky found to be in compliance with state laws and regulations

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced that on July 28 it received official notice from the Indiana State Department of Health that the health centers at the center of a recent investigation are compliant with state regulations. “We are pleased this unfounded complaint is resolved,” Betty […]

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Extreme summer temps call for extra precautions

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As temperatures this weekend climb into the 90s, the Division of Homeland Security is warning people to pay close attention to their health. Children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions are especially at risk in unusually high temperatures. Homeland Security is reminding citizens that health emergencies can quickly […]

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Grant will fund a study on link between fevers and symptoms of autism

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A $900,000 grant will help fund one of the first basic science investigations into possible connections between fever and symptoms of autism. The study is the result of a growing number of anecdotal reports from parents in which the onset of fever appears to temporarily relieve some of the social […]

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New law: Right to try bill means terminally ill patients can try experimental drugs

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers facing a terminal diagnosis with no alternative options are allowed to try drugs that haven’t been approved but have passed the first stage of the Food and Drug Administration testing. House Bill 1065, better known as the “right to try” bill, was an emergency bill passed this past […]

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U.S. Supreme Court keeps Obamacare subsidies in place in Indiana, elsewhere

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 160,000 Hoosiers will keep their Obamacare health insurance subsidies under a ruling Thursday from the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court upheld a decision by the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax breaks to citizens who buy insurance through local health exchanges – even if those marketplaces […]

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