Elkhart County Prosecutor looks to combat the opioid epidemic

by Katlin Connin, WSBT 22 Reporter ELKHART COUNTY — Nearly 20 people have died in Elkhart County this year from drug overdoses. Prosecutor Vicki Becker wants to do something about the ...
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Donnelly looking for more ways to combat opioid abuse and addiction

by Danielle Kennedy, WSBT 22 Reporter SOUTH BEND — New legislation in the U.S. Senate could help combat opioid abuse and addiction. Senator Joe Donnelly introduced a bill to encourage people ...
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New treatment options spring up for heroin, opioids but crisis far from over

When the nationwide epidemic of heroin and prescription painkillers first gripped Michiana five years ago, it caught the area ill-prepared, lacking medical ...
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Opioid data release shows statewide increase

By ADAM RANDALL Updated statewide data on opioids has been released by the Indiana State Department of Health, showing a nearly 60 percent increase in non-fatal emergency room visits and ...
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Another warning from first responders about ingredient in ‘gray death’ drug

By Maria Catanzarite The new drug mixture “gray death” is behind many overdoses nationwide. One of its ingredients, carfentanil, can be deadly: the Indiana Department of Homeland Security described a lethal ...
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Drug Money: The cost of saving lives

As the heroin and opiod epidemic grows every year in our area, there's a bigger demand on your tax dollars. Pharmaceutical companies that sell Naloxone -- the drug that reverses ...
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Elkhart group offers support for families impacted by opioid addiction

by Heather Black, WSBT 22 Reporter ELKHART — Heroin and prescription opioid addictions in Indiana have increased five-fold since 1999. That's according to the Indiana State Department of Health. And nationwide, ...
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Fighting heroin deaths

ELKHART — Jeremy Replogle was a teddy bear of a man, the kind of gregarious guy who made a person feel special in his presence. A few years ago, the ...
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Overdoses rank as top cause of death in St. Joseph County

By Tricia Harte Fatal drug overdoses outnumbered homicides and traffic deaths in Saint Joseph County last year, and law enforcement is linking that to a spike in opiate use, like heroin. St. Joseph ...
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