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Side Effects Public Media Wins Major APBA Awards

Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association

Side Effects Public Media brought you in-depth stories throughout 2017 that focused on everything from the opioid crisis to challenges with open enrollment and so much more. Now our journalists are being honored for their reporting. We've just received six regional Associated Press Broadcasters awards for our work last year and we thought you'd enjoy reading these stories.


Here's a list of Side Effect's award winning features:


Best Enterprise Story, Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association: A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time  


Second Place Best Hard News Feature, Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association: Medicaid Bill Backlog Pushing Illinois Doctors To The Brink Of Closure


Second Place Enterprise Reporting, Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Association: Why Some Teen Moms Can't Get The Pain Relief They Choose In Childbirth


Best General News, Indiana Metro Division Asssociated Press Broadcasters Association: How To Get Hospitals To Check A Patient's Drug History? Make It Easy


Best Reporter, Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association: Samantha Horton


Second Place, Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Event, Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association: An Indiana County Health Official's Fight Against Syringe Exchange Stigma


The Associated Press Broadcaster Association gives awards annually to honor important journalism.