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New device eliminates the pain of opioid withdrawal

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a neurological device that could help those suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms. “This is something, I think, will revolutionize the country in the way of addiction and the epidemic in our world,” said Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis. The NSS-2 BRIDGE, was […]

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New Jersey governor speaks out against opioids

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As a presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walked into an event in New Hampshire where he met a family whose story would later make a difference for thousands of Americans nationwide. “They came to tell me they were touched by a video I put out against opioids […]

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Indiana implements new opioid prescription monitoring program to reduce addiction

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Spending summers poolside with his family at his Brownsburg home, and hanging out with friends on the weekends were some of Brandon George’s favorite activities growing up. But quickly, the carefree weekends came with consequences — consequences that could have cost him his life. George began drinking and using […]

Commentary: Opioid abuse a unique problem that requires systemic solutions

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Commentary: Opioid abuse a unique problem that requires systemic solutions

By Greg Zoeller Special to TheStatehouseFile.com During my watch as Indiana’s Attorney General, our state and nation have come to realize what the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. David Kessler, recently called one of the “great mistakes of modern medicine.” The opioid addiction epidemic is uniquely an American disease as […]