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Syringe exchange programs spark drug prevention debate

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As lawmakers consider expanding access to syringe exchange programs, they’re having to weigh how the changes would impact both public health and drug prevention. House Bill 1438 would allow a county or city to enact its own syringe exchange program rather than seek approval from the state. “I believe […]

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Public health emergency declared in Allen County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A public health emergency has been declared in Allen County, allowing the county health department to establish a syringe exchange program in an effort to stop the spread of hepatitis C. The increase in hepatitis C cases puts county residents at risk for other diseases spread through intravenous drug use, […]