Pence Works With Drug Prevention

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Gov. Mike Pence has directed state agencies to start raising awareness of a law that is allowing Indiana residents to be able to obtain and use a drug that can reverse heroin overdoses.

On Friday Pence ordered state agencies to take actions on three initial recommendations provided by his task force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention, including the one raising awareness of Aaron’s Law. He has asked agencies to see how they could be involved in carrying out the law.

Pence directed that the Department of Workforce Development start working with existing youth assistance programs on the law.

Pence also ordered that the Family and Social Services Administration to determine the feasibility of pursuing a waiver for individuals with use disorders to broaden Indiana Medicaid benefit packages.

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