INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed four bills that he says will help attack
Indiana's opioid epidemic from "every angle."
Thursday that the bill will increase the number of opioid treatment
locations, jack up criminal penalties for drug dealers and expand the system
that monitors opioid prescriptions. Another measure will improve data
collected from local coroners on overdose deaths.
The measures were
part of the Republican governor's agenda.
Like many states,
Indiana has been struggling to contain the opioid epidemic, which has caused
the number of overdose deaths to skyrocket and has led to a surge of
children in foster care.