US IN: HIV Outbreak Spurs Indiana To Ok Needle Exchange
Seattle Times, 22 May 2015 - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana approved a yearlong needleexchange program Thursday for a county at the center of an HIV outbreak that prompted a new state law allowing such programs. State health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams' approval for Scott County includes a public-health emergency declaration that will allow it to operate a needle exchange through May 24, 2016. The southeastern Indiana county has operated a temporary needle-exchange since early April under executive orders Gov. Mike Pence signed in response to the largest HIV outbreak in state history.
US IN: Ind. Governor Ok's Needle Exchange
Boston Globe, 27 Mar 2015 - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Governor Mike Pence overrode Indiana law and his own antidrug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where 79 cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. Pence issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency in Scott County, an economically depressed area about 30 miles north of Louisville, Ky., that has seen dozens of new infections since December. The county typically sees only about five HIV cases each year, health officials said.
US IN: Alexander Addresses Negative Impact Of Drug Laws
South Bend Tribune, 08 Feb 2015 - It would seem that the decision to invite Michelle Alexander, author of the book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," to speak Monday at Saint Mary's College was inspired by stories ripped from recent headlines. Instead, Mana Derakhshani, a French professor and associate director of the Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership at Saint Mary's, says part of her interest in the book stemmed from her desire to find good material for a faculty reading group.
US IN: LTE: Don't Fall For Marijuana Legalization
Indianapolis Star, 25 Jan 2015 - Some legislators and citizens are ready to legalize marijuana. Then Indiana would gain needed revenue dollars, people with certain medical conditions might benefit and everyone would live high and happy thereafter. End of story? Not. Look at the total picture.
US IN: Parent Program On Drugs And Children Set Jan. 28 At GHS
Banner Graphic, 22 Jan 2015 - The Greencastle Community School Corporation will present the program "What Parents Should Know: Drugs and Their Children" on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Greencastle High School's Parker Auditorium. Any parent who has a child from fourth grade up is invited to attend.
US IN: Column: Anti-Drug Meatloaf Will Make Us All More Sober
Post-Tribune, 24 Aug 2014 - Once upon a time, I stood in a batter's box and faced a baseball pitcher who threw so hard I could not even see the ball. I just heard it go by. The 1960s were like that, too. I apparently missed the 1960s though I was standing in the batter's box.
US IN: Column: Is Illegal Drug Use Mostly A Male Thing?
Post-Tribune, 23 Aug 2014 - DR. WALLACE: I'm an 18-year-old female. I have never taken any type of illegal drug in my entire life, and I seriously doubt that I ever will. I'm also positive that all of my many close friends are drug-free, and we all talk about not getting involved with guys who are doing drugs. We are thinking that it must be a male thing to be into drugs. Do you agree? - - Nameless,
US IN: PUB LTE: Fertilizer Purchase Leads To DEA Warrant
Kokomo Tribune, 16 May 2014 - The war on marijuana is a smashing and overwhelming success, if you measure success by how many violations of civil rights, liberties and constitutional rights it has generated. In a far-flung suburb of Chicago named Shorewood, the Drug Enforcement Agency and local cops entered the house of Angela Kirking for shopping for organic fertilizer. It seems that in itself is reasonable suspicion, if you shop at an Illinois home-and-garden store.
US IN: Column: Indiana Goes Too Far - Backward - In Medical Marijuana
Post-Tribune, 08 May 2014 - Judy Brown smokes pot on a regular basis and she's not afraid to say so. "I need it to help offset my chronic pain from injuries I sustained in a car accident in 1986," the LaPorte woman told me while waiting to see her pain management physician.