Indianapolis Business Journal

FEB. 15-21, 2019

First up, Hayleigh Colombo takes a closer look at the city’s 50-year deal that turned over operation of its parking meters—not to mention the majority of the revenue--to a private consortium. Also in this issue, John Russell digs into the troubled finances of The Barrington, a 271-unit retirement community in Carmel whose owner has filed for bankruptcy and is deep underwater. And Susan Orr checks in with celebrated chef Greg Hardesty about his latest venture, Studio C.

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A compassionate approach to the opioid crisis

Every single day of 2017, five Hoosiers died of an overdose, primarily involving opioids—that’s a record number, and an immense human tragedy. It’s an economic calamity, as well. Indiana University business researchers estimate that, over the past 15 years, the state has endured $43.3 billion in economic damages because of opioid misuse. Like all other states, […]

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Opioid ‘progress’ is fiction, not fact

A recent report card from the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse suggests the state is seeing progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic. First published by IBJ [Opioid war rages on, but those on the front lines see progress, Nov. 23], the commission reported that Indiana saw a 10 percent drop in opioid painkillers […]

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