- Heroin woes not prompting needle exchange in NW Indiana Updated: Aug-31-15 5:44 pm
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Two northwestern Indiana counties that have long faced drug abuse troubles aren't dealing with the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users that's prompted the start of needle-exchange programs elsewhere in the state.
- Central Indiana county's syringe exchange off to slow start Updated: Aug-30-15 4:05 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - A syringe exchange program aimed at slowing the spread of hepatitis C in a central Indiana county is off to a disappointing start, health department officials there say.
- 20 Indiana counties could soon have needle exchanges Updated: Aug-25-15 2:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - About 20 Indiana counties could soon have needle-exchange programs in place or in the works to help prevent the spread of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C among intravenous drug users, an infectious disease expert told a legislative panel.
- Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing Updated: Aug-22-15 9:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the state money it doesn't have.
- The Latest: Jimmy Carter's doctor talks about treatment Updated: Aug-20-15 2:39 pm
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- Indiana OKs needle-exchange program for 3rd county Updated: Aug-14-15 3:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's health commissioner has approved a needle-exchange program for a third Indiana county to help officials there combat a hepatitis C epidemic.
- Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in hand with heroin abuse Updated: Aug-07-15 10:39 am
MACHIAS, Maine - Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepatitis C, a scourge they believe stems at least in part from a surge in intravenous heroin use.
- Hepatitis, meningitis vaccines needed for Indiana students Updated: Aug-06-15 5:48 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana health officials want to remind residents that their children must be up-to-date on their immunizations as the school year begins.