Posted Nov 16, 2022 Updated: Nov 16, 2022 @ 10:37 AM
Attorney General Todd Rokita today announced a $3.1 billion tentative settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the distribution and dispensing of opioids at its stores.
Posted Jan 31, 2020 Updated: Jan 31, 2020 @ 10:46 AM
SYRACUSE — Nearly 100 concerned citizens attended a two-hour presentation, “The Opioid Epidemic: Our Community Speaks,” Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Syracuse Community Center. Speakers were local business owners and recovering addicts Phil Rich Oest and Brittney Bushong; Syracuse Police Chief Jim Layne; Turkey Creek Fire Chief Mickey …Read More
WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) applauded the announcement Wednesday, Sept. 4, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that Indiana will receive $18,147,223 in grant funding to help address the opioid crisis. “As I travel across Indiana it is …Read More
KOSCIUSKO — The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department has announced a new program that will be starting at the Kosciusko County Jail. The Bowen Center, Advanced Medical Staff and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department are starting a Vivitrol program for inmates nearing a release date from jail that have been …Read More
INDIANA — State lawmakers took additional steps in the 2018 legislative session to help combat opioid addiction from every angle. From curbing the supply to strengthening enforcement and expanding treatment options, these new laws work to save more lives and end the cycle of addiction. Before prescribing potentially …Read More
Posted Dec 01, 2017 Updated: Dec 1, 2017 @ 10:15 AM
WARSAW — A Bridge to Hope, a local addiction center that has recently moved into a new office at 3111 E. Center St., Warsaw, is partnering with The Bowen Center and local officials to help provide the community with resources for addicts, specifically opioid addicts, and their loved …Read More
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —You always hear people say it doesn’t happen here. But the opioid epidemic, with overdoses and deaths, is happening here, just as it is nationally. And it is a concern of local health and public safety officials. Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello reported there have been …Read More
Posted Aug 21, 2015 Updated: Aug 21, 2015 @ 8:41 AM
WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department has just finished training and issuing Naloxone, also known by the brand name “Narcan” to its deputies. This lifesaving drug rapidly reverses heroin and other opioid overdoses.