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Trump talks healthcare to Hoosiers

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  LOUISVILLE — For 33-year-old Nathan Lewis, a short trip down I-65 from Campbellsburg, Indiana to Louisville was a breeze if it meant being just feet away from President Donald Trump. Lewis and several of his Hoosier relatives made the short trek to the Kentucky Exposition Center Monday to hear Trump talk […]

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Pharmacists would have power to dispense vaccines under proposed law

By Taylor Brown TheStateouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Legislators are hoping a bill that would give pharmacist the authority to dispense certain drugs will increase the rate of immunizations and decrease the number of smokers in Indiana. House Bill 1540 would allow the state health commissioner or designated public health authority to issues a statewide standing order, […]

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Mother battling cervical cancer asks lawmakers for help

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — At the young age of 27, Erica Frazier’s life was changed forever. That is when she found out she had cervical cancer — a painful experience no woman ever wants to go through. “I have a 7-year-old son at home and I’ve had cancer more than half of his […]

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Bill protects schools that provide emergency medication

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A bill moving through the Statehouse would protect school employees from liability if they administer life-saving medications to their students. Senate Bill 392 was heard by the House Education Committee Thursday and it would allow schools to provide, store and fill epinephrine, albuterol and naloxone, which are used in […]

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Suits and sneakers raise cancer awareness

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – On a regular day at the Statehouse, Rep. Shelia Klinker, D-Lafayette, wears professional shoes but Tuesday, she could be seen walking the halls in blue sneakers with red and white stripes. That’s because it was Suits and Sneakers Day where lawmakers and government employees are encouraged to wear tennis […]

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Bill would streamline senior services

Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Indiana General Assembly resumed work Monday, legislators tackled a bill to modernize a state senior citizen’s assistance program. The Senate Family and Children Services Committee discussed House Bill 1287 and the changes it would bring to the current system. The proposed legislation would shift the focus to identifying the […]

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‘Smoker’s bill of rights’ repeal clears the House

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would repeal the “Smoker’s Bill of Rights” passed the House Monday and now moves onto the Senate. The Smoker’s Bill of Rights prevents companies from screening potential hires for tobacco use, which has been linked to illness and decreased productivity. The bill of rights also prevents […]

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Telemedicine law adjusted

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly is working on a bill that cleans-up governing language regarding telemedicine, a way for medical professionals to collect medical diagnosis and treatment through technological resources such as Skype. Previous Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, signed a bill into law involving telemedicine practice standards last year. House […]

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Easier access to Cannabidiol advances to Senate

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would create easier access to Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, passed the House unanimously Tuesday. House Bill 1148, authored by Rep. William Friend, R-Macy, would make parents of a child with epileptic seizures immune from prosecution or arrest if the CBD oil is being used […]

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Lawmaker: Cannabidiol offers desperate parents option for sick kids

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers want to provide new hope for children with epileptic seizures by creating easier to access Cannabidiol. Under current law possessing Cannabidiol, also called CBD oil, is illegal. Rep. William Friend, R-Macy, said with his bill parents of a child with epileptic seizures and doctors would be immune from […]

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