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3,271 Pill Bottles, a Town of 2,831: Court Filings Say Corporations Fed Opioid Epidemic

The Walgreens employee was bewildered by the quantity of opioids the company was shipping to just one store. Its pharmacy in Port Richey, Fla. (population 2,831) was ordering 3,271 bottles of oxycodone a month. “I don’t know how they can even house this many bottles to be honest,” Barbara Martin, whose job was to review… Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the procedure almost entirely. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, U.S., March 26,… Read More »

French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man’s life support against his parents’ will. The fate of Vincent Lambert has renewed a fierce debate over the right to die that… Read More »

Trump Administration Changes Course, Asks Court To Strike Down ACA

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). In a dramatic move that will have implications for the coming 2020 election, the Trump administration Monday night reversed its previous position and asked a federal appeals court to strike down the entire the Affordable Care Act. The Justice Department said it now agrees… Read More »

Viewpoints: Expanding Public Charge Policy Would Be Detrimental To Immigrants’ Health; Supreme Court Conservatives’ Impatience On Display With Planned Parenthood Case

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Boston Globe: Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Anti-Immigrant Proposal Is Cruel And Unusual  Even compared with President Trump’s other radical anti-immigration proposals, his plan to expand dramatically the so-called public charge rule shocks the conscience. The administration’s proposal is so chilling and cruel that, even before becoming… Read More »