- 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
ATLANTA - The latest on Jimmy Carter's first public comments since announcing his cancer diagnosis (all times local):
- 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.
- Gilead beats Street 2Q forecasts on surge in sales, profit Updated: Jul-28-15 6:49 pm
Blockbuster hepatitis C medicine Harvoni propelled Gilead Sciences Inc.'s second-quarter profit up 23 percent as total revenue for the biotech drugmaker jumped 26 percent and it raised its 2015 sales forecast for the second time. Its shares jumped in after-hours trading.
- Health care spending to accelerate, US report says Updated: Jul-28-15 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.
- Central Indiana county launching needle-exchange next week Updated: Jul-28-15 2:10 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - A central Indiana county that won state approval last month to run a needle-exchange program will launch its push next week to combat the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users.
- Merck tops Street 2Q forecasts despite lower sales, profit Updated: Jul-28-15 10:16 am
Merck & Co.'s second-quarter profit plunged by two-thirds, hammered by the sale of its consumer business, unfavorable currency exchange rates, lower sales of some key drugs and hefty one-time charges.