Gov. Eric Holcomb announced an effort to rein in the number of opioid prescriptions given out in the state. Indiana is the eighth highest prescribing state in the country.
The new initiative will integrate the state’s online prescription tracking program with health care systems across Indiana.
Indiana Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) says the improvement can aid in prevention.
“We have to stop the problem at its source really, to stop addicts before they become addicts,” Houchin says.