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June 6, 2017

May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound more »

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New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

May 25, 2017 | nami.org Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). “Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage for mental more »

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Ohio sues 5 drug companies over opioid crisis

June 5, 2017 | BY Jackie Borchardt Ohio is suing five drug companies for flooding the state with prescription painkillers that gave rise to the state’s opioid addiction and overdose crisis. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the lawsuit during a Wednesday news conference. Ohio is the second state to sue drug manufacturers, following Mississippi. The more »

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ICYMI: Recovering Addict Reforms Police Approach To Opiates

April 20, 2017 | By Chris Mosby Nicole Walmsley, 31, was nearly killed by fentanyl. She was staring down a prison sentence for felony drug possession and couldn’t convince herself she wanted to be sober anymore. So she went to her bathroom, shoved what she thought was heroin into a hypodermic needle and shot up. more »

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Centers for Families and Children offer pharmacist home visits

May 31, 2017 | By Julie Washington Grocery bags filled with outdated prescription bottles, insulin left on a counter instead of being refrigerated properly, and a kitchen loaded with sugary foods instead of fruits and vegetables. These are the kinds of impediments to good health a doctor will never see. But they can be discovered more »

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