When the NFL season kicks off this week, Kentucky residents and visitors will be able to legally place sports bets on something other than horse racing. some of that money will also fund the state’s first-ever program for people with gambling problems.
‘A tenacious spirit’: Chief Justice Rush commends perseverance of judiciary in unprecedented times
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush on Jan. 12 presented her eighth State of the Judiciary address to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, state lawmakers and fellow judges, providing an update on the condition of Indiana’s courts. She returned to the Indiana House of Representatives chamber to address the General Assembly following a virtual address in 2021.Read More
Naloxone vending machines designed to curb opioid overdose deaths
It took less than a week for Indiana’s first-ever naloxone vending machine to need a restock.Read More
More plaintiffs added to Landmark Recovery lawsuit as addiction treatment center petitions to get licenses back
More plaintiffs have been added to a lawsuit brought by former patients of an addiction treatment center in Mishawaka that had its license revoked following the deaths of three people.
A federal court ruling cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s settlement of thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids.
President Joe Biden’s calls in his State of the Union speech for strong criminal penalties in response to soaring deaths linked to the potent opioid fentanyl are being rebuked by harm reduction advocates who say that approach could make the problem worse.
Indiana Supreme Court justices have split in denying transfer to a drug case, with the chief justice writing in dissent that the defendant’s maximum sentence should be reduced because he didn’t have access to problem-solving courts.
There is nothing more sobering than Christmas in a federal prison. Glimmers of hope can be hard to come by. I first contacted the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program from a federal prison camp in Florida.
Walmart proposed a $3.1 billion legal settlement Tuesday over the toll of powerful prescription opioids sold at its pharmacies.
Statewide, local justice reinvestment efforts continue: Mental health summit prompts discussion, action from justice stakeholders
Leaders from all three branches of Indiana government rallied last month to discuss ongoing statewide efforts to address the growing mental health needs of Hoosiers — and to promote a new way of working together.
CVS Health and Walgreen Co. announced agreements in principle Wednesday to pay about $5 billion each to settle lawsuits nationwide over the toll of opioids, and a lawyer said Walmart is in discussions for a deal.
Researchers from Indiana University have been awarded a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help reduce opioid deaths in Indiana.
With the highly lethal synthetic substance fentanyl being trafficked across state and country borders, often laced with other drugs on the black market, law enforcement and public health experts are trying to keep up with its increased use and distribution.
Indiana nursing board, Justice Department settle discrimination case against nurses being treated for opioid use disorder
The Indiana State Board of Nursing has settled with the Justice Department over claims that the board violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by prohibiting nurses who take opioid use disorder medication from participating in a rehab program for nurses.
Inmates with mental health and substance use disorders in five Indiana counties will be offered new peer support and resources through a pilot program designed to connect them with treatment options, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction has announced.
A decade after the first veterans court opened in Floyd County, there are now 28 veterans courts statewide, according to the Indiana Supreme Court. On May 10, at the Ogle Hall auditorium on Ivy Tech Community College’s Sellersburg campus, the first veterans court celebrated its 10th anniversary along with a ceremony honoring its newest cohort of graduates.
The Marion Superior Court Executive Committee has announced the family recovery court, which started in 2010, will be closing at the end of the month. Dwindling participation along with concerns about how the program was being operated have been cited as among the reasons for the decision to stop. But stakeholders and graduates say the closure will have a devastating impact, rippling beyond the participants to their children and extended family members.
For those who lost loved ones in the opioid crisis, making sure the family behind OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma paid a price was never just about money. What many wanted was a chance to confront the Sackler family face to face, to make them feel their pain. While some may get that chance — at least by video — under a tentative settlement reached Thursday that also would force the Sacklers to pay out billions, the families still are coming away feeling empty, conflicted and angry yet again.
In a case stemming from the opioid addiction crisis, the Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared ready to side with two imprisoned doctors who wrote thousands of prescriptions for pain medication in short periods.
When Indianapolis’ Assessment and Intervention Center opened in December 2020, it did so in the middle of the construction site that has become the Community Justice Campus, during what was then the deadliest and most infectious month of the pandemic. Since then, the AIC, originally intended to divert low-level, nonviolent offenders from Marion County’s criminal justice apparatus, has conducted more than 1,700 assessments for Indianapolis residents struggling with mental health or substance abuse disorders.
Thousands of towns across the United States are on the precipice of receiving billions of dollars in the second-biggest legal settlement in U.S. history. The $26 billion from three drug distributors and a pharmaceutical manufacturer would address damage wrought by opioids.
For one young Indiana attorney, this holiday season is met with more gratitude and thanksgiving than in years past. It will mark year two of victory over a hard-fought battle with addiction.