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Community providers trained on overdose reversal medication

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the community made their way to the Indianapolis Police Department for a training day on how to administer Narcan, a medication that counteracts the effects of an overdose from opioids such as Oxycontin or heroin. The rise in overdoses over the past several years has prompted officials […]

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Bill would shorten length of opioid prescriptions

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Patients who are in need of pain medication may soon find their doctor can only prescribe them for a shorter period of time. Senate Bill 226, authored by Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, would limit the amount of time a physician can prescribe opioids to minors and first-time adult users […]