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Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

Apr. 16, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's a rare instance in which Trump isn't trying to dismantle Obama administration...

Mom who had heroin-addicted baby gets 30 years for his death

Mar. 5, 2018 9:10 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore woman whose baby was likely born addicted to heroin and survived only nine days will serve 30 years in prison. The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City said in a Monday release Anne Kirsch was sentenced to 75 years in prison, with 45 suspended, after she was...