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Ala. Medicaid to end sobriety mandate on hepatitis treatment

Dec. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Alabama's Medicaid program to end a sobriety requirement for treatment of people with Hepatitis C. Federal officials said Alabama agreed to end a a “blanket...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Don’t gamble with kids? The state should heed its own advice. Running public service announcements will not stop the social ills spurred by Pennsylvania’s reckless policy on gambling. ...

Philippine police: New drug crackdown leads to less killings

Nov. 14, 2022 05:41 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have killed 46 drug suspects and arrested more than 22,000 others under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s campaign, the national police chief said Monday, and added the lower death toll underscores efforts to avoid lethal force. ...

Opioid overdose deaths nearly triple among Black Virginians

Oct. 30, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Darryl Cousins counts three friends who have died of an overdose in the past two months. Some were folks he had used with years ago when he was in active addiction. Others he tried to help in his role as a counselor at several recovery houses in the East End. ...