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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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Video & story: Antidote for heroin overdose could be more available under proposed bill

Narcan syringes could be in more Hoosier hands from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers with loved ones or friends with a heroin addiction may be able to save their lives in the event of an overdose if a bill moving through the General Assembly becomes law. Naloxone – also known […]

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Committee postpones vote for on Safety PIN program

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that supporters say will reduce infant mortality rates in Indiana is moving through the legislature – with funding for the proposed grant program on its heels. House Bill 1004 – authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan, R-Evansville – establishes the Safety Protecting Indiana’s Newborns grant program. Republicans are […]

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Terminal patients could get experimental drugs under bill headed to Senate

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The “right to try” bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access potentially life-saving medications not yet approved by the FDA unanimously passed a Senate committee on Wednesday. Currently, patients with a terminal illness – like other patients – cannot use medications until they have been fully approved […]

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Video & story: Senate committee moves forward with bill to regulate e-liquids

Lawmakers discuss E-liquid regulations from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite requests from retailers and manufacturers, the Senate Public Policy Committee voted to move a bill to the Senate that would put more regulations on the e-liquid industry. The liquids are used in vapor pens and products like e-cigarettes and hookah […]

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Story & video: 5-year-old seeks legislators’ help getting treatment for fatal illness

Senate committee moves ‘right-to-try’ bill from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – “Please say yes.” That was the simple plea from 5-year-old Jordan McLinn to a Senate committee considering whether to let him and other terminal patients access drugs that might help them but are still available only in clinical trials. Jordan […]

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Zoeller to lawmakers: Pay attention to health risks of e-cigarettes

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has told lawmakers he wants them to put more emphasis on health issues as they consider regulations for e-cigarettes. “Recent surveys show that e-cigarette use has doubled among teenagers over the past three years while regular cigarette use continues to decline,” Zoeller said in […]

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Bill aimed at increasing HPV vaccines defeated by House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican-controlled House has killed a controversial measure that aimed to boost HPV vaccination rates in order to reduce the prevalence of cervical and other cancers in Indiana. Rep. Ed Clere on failed HPV vaccine bill Supporters say the bill – which did not require anyone to actually get […]

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E-liquids would be regulated under bill that passes Senate

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that regulates liquids used in vapor pens, an area that is currently unregulated under current law. The liquids, often referred to as “e-liquids,” are used in vapor pens and are similar to products like e-cigarettes and hookah pens. Senate Bill 539, authored […]

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