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Monroe County to launch needle exchange to stem hepatitis C outbreak

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Monroe County will start a needle exchange program under a public health emergency declared Tuesday. “Monroe County is experiencing an epidemic of hepatitis C tied to intravenous drug use,” said State Heath Commissioner Jerome Adams. “The syringe exchange is part of a comprehensive approach that will connect residents with […]

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Cook Pharmica adds 70 jobs in Monroe County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Cook Pharmica, a privately-held contract development and manufacturing organization, plans to bring up to 70 new jobs to Monroe County by 2020. “With a $59 billion economic impact in Indiana, the strength of our life sciences industry has a tremendous effect throughout the state,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a […]