Health & Science
5:49 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Study Finds INSPECT System Effective Against Drug Abuse

Researchers studying a system used to track prescription drugs dispensed in Indiana say it’s widely effective for monitoring patient prescription drug use.  Nearly six thousand prescription drug providers were surveyed over the last two years to complete the research.

The current version of the INSPECT system that’s been in place since 2004 is a tool meant to help combat prescription drug abuse.  About 77 percent of survey respondents –including doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists, say they know about INSPECT, and 71 percent of those use it. 

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Politics & Government
10:47 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Senate approves drug testing for welfare recipients

Hoosiers on welfare could be subject to drug testing under legislation approved by the Indiana Senate Wednesday.

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Politics & Government
11:04 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Synthetic drugs bill passes Indiana senate

State lawmakers hope the third time’s the charm as they seek to eliminate the sale and use of synthetic drugs, often referred to as bath salts.

This year marks the third consecutive session with legislation outlawing synthetic drugs.  But Indianapolis Republican Jim Merritt – who has shepherded the effort in the Senate all three years – says state lawmakers and law enforcement know much more now and believe they’ve hit on a lasting solution. 

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Zoeller announces prescription drug abuse awareness effort

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announces a new billboard in Fort Wayne urging awareness of prescription drug abuse.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited Fort Wayne to announce a new public awareness project aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse.

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1:51 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

FDA warns against fake pharmacies

A review of 10,000 online pharmacies shows fewer than 3% comply with federal and state laws, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

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